This is another in the ongoing series of posts inspired by and adapted from Seth Godin’s blog. With thanks to Seth Godin for his ability to provide pithy and practical advice that often applies directly to fundraising. Subscribe to Seth Godin’s Blog. And read his books too. Try Tribes.
When is it okay to start worrying?
A friend was waiting to hear about the results of a fundraising request. He hadn’t heard in a while and he asked me, “how long before I should start worrying?”
Of course, the answer is, “you should never start worrying.”
Worrying is not a useful output. Worrying doesn’t change outcomes. Worrying ruins your day. Worrying distracts you from the work at hand. You may have fooled yourself into thinking that it’s useful or unavoidable, but it’s not. Now you’ve got one more thing to worry about.
Like our adaptation of Seth Godin’s blog post? Take a look at what he might say about Expectations.