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Amazing Possibilities!

  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

Things That Have Never Happened Before Happen All the Time

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Do You Like Surprises? I don’t like surprises. I’m a planner. But often it’s the things we don’t plan for that have the most impact on our lives.

“Things that have never happened before happen all the time,” was Stanford Professor Scott Sagan’s observation.

The past isn’t an infallible guide to the future. That’s why historians aren’t prophets…

The first 10 years of a marriage isn’t necessarily a good indicator of what the next ten will be like.

What’s happened in the stock market over the past 100 years isn’t necessarily a good indication of what will happen over the next 100 years?

All the biggest events in the markets over the past 100 years had never happened before. “Things that have never happened before happen all the time.”

It’s the unexpected events that change our lives and transform history…

The Great Depression, the sinking of the Titanic, September 11, the invention of antibiotics, cellphones, airplanes, and space travel… to name a few.

This is why the most important part of any plan is… what you are going to do when things don’t go as planned.

The world is surprising and whether I like surprises or not that isn’t going to change.

My planning self just needs to get used to it… because the only thing that isn’t going to change is that things are always changing!

Matthew Kelly

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