Productive Paranoia

They assume conditions will turn against them, at perhaps the worst possible moment. They channel their fear and worry into action, preparing developing contingency plans, building buffers, and maintaining large margins of safety.

Jim Collins (via Great by Choice)

I admit.

I let my fears take over me. I get intimidated. I get overwhelmed. And so I quit.

And it was hard.

So reading about how the 10Xers channel their fear and worry into action was refreshing for me.