So today I saw that my last newsletter issue was sent to 8 fewer subscribers.
For a second, I felt bad.
For a nanosecond, I legitimately asked myself if I should just “give up” because it could be all “downhill” from here.
Then, I snapped myself out of it because that’s all nonsense.
When else would I even think like this?
- If it were raining, I wouldn’t think it’ll keep raining forever
- If stocks were down one day, I wouldn’t think they’ll just plummet to $0
- If I bricked one jumpshot, I wouldn’t think I’d never make another shot
So why should I have that thinking here?
Just because a few people unsubscribed, I shouldn’t start fearing that my subscriber count will magically go to 0 soon.
If 5,219 people go missing at once, then there’s a problem lol.
Just as I shouldn’t feel bad if the numbers go down, I shouldn’t think “I’m the shit” just because my numbers go up.
The problem is allowing the numbers to influence me either way.
My perception of myself should come from myself.
Now I get why Jeff Bezos never looks at Amazon’s daily stock price.