“It’s scary to do things your own way, because it feels more personal. But I know firsthand that carving your own path is the only way to do meaningful work.”
“Great entrepreneurs aren’t fearless. Instead, they acknowledge their fear (even if they feel scared of everything) and try new ideas anyway. It’s the best way to succeed on your own terms.”
Here’s how one entrepreneur faced his biggest fears - clients, new work, scorpions! - and found hard fought success.
“I think tackling my fear is important, because it makes me present and accountable to myself, and keeps me living a meaningful life by testing my limits and my potential. We have no idea what we’re capable of achieving unless we try things and stretch the limits in our minds.”
“Stop being a perfectionist. Embrace the fear that you’ll make a mistake. Be vulnerable.”
Are fears and doubts holding you back?
Here are some stories from Fast Company that may help you face your fears today:
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