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The Problem with Statistics

You are not a statistic. Don’t live like one.

Aaron Olson
Aaron Olson
The Problem with Statistics Episode of the Forward Tilt Podcast

Most books don’t sell, so don’t write one.

Most people won’t read your blog, so don’t start one.

Most podcasts don’t make it, so don’t start one.

Most jobs you pitch won’t hire you, so don’t bother.

This is terrible advice.

The probability of you reading this post is infinitesimally small. But here you are. Your existence is a statistical anomaly.

You are not an aggregate. Life isn’t a scientific experiment.

You are unique, not a statistical average. Success comes when you defy the statistics.

You are not a statistic. Don’t live like one.


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