Gain the Courage to Take Action and to Make a Difference
Recently, I’ve been reading through the book “Tribes” by Seth Godin. If you’re not familiar with any of his works you should put reading at least one of his publications on your to do list. They are often short and quick reads – Seth has the unique ability to explain complicated issues in concise and simple ways. He is my favourite contemporary author and thinker.
In Tribes, there is a very small section on fear of failure. It’s a powerful two pages that exposes many of our fears for what they really are – silly and stupid. We’ll often stop doing something, or never try anything, because we’re afraid of criticism. We’re afraid that we might fail. Maybe waste resources or lose money.
Fear is silly and stupid because if you never risk anything you’ll never gain anything either. Fear has a way of paralyzing us. To spark us into inaction. It helps us justify our inaction by creating excuses. “Well, I don’t know the numbers perfectly so there could be something that changes everything.” [Read more…] about Fear