Many people think I’m fearless but most of the time I’m petrified.
Scared of sounding stupid, of criticism, of failure. Like publishing the first article I wrote on Medium. Or fundraising to build schools with Pencils of Promise. And for most part, I believe that’s endemic in our culture. It’s safe to play it safe. Conform to what society defines as “success”. What’s worse is when you’ve been successful your entire life, the stakes of “failing” are that much higher. But in those moments, these are the quotes that give me the extra push to dare to do the things I wouldn’t normally do.
1. When I’m Scared of Failure
2. When I’m Scared of Saying Something Stupid
(or sometimes when I think it’s Smart but I’m Scared of Sounding Stupid)
3. To Dare to Be Different
4. Pure Inspiration!
I must have a list of at least 100 but these are by far are my favourites!
Which ones are yours? Would love to know if any of these resonate with you or if there are others that I’ve not included!