About five years ago, I had a meeting with a very successful person. He had it all. But at that time of our meeting a very few, including me, knew he was going through a devastating phase of his life. He was sick, almost every business he was doing was collapsing, he was in debt, and he was about to take another loan on a new business.
He was so casual about the explanation. His story made me anxious about his future. But he was cool as a cucumber.
I asked him “Are you not worried?”
He snapped “Does it help my situation?”
That was one hell of a one liner. I thought he was bluffing.
You know what is the kicker?
Five years later, he’s now back in the game, better than where he was.
He was not bluffing. He was true to his one liner.