Whether you’re starting a business, finally getting a passion project under way, or perhaps making a significant change in your life, there can be countless reasons to feel uneasy about doing something new. It makes sense. Some of us thrive on the excitement of the unknown and figuring things out on-the-fly, while others feel uncertain and unable to move forward without a precise path to success already mapped out.
I was flipping through a book the other day and came across a line that jumped off the page:
“I realized I could feel the fear and do it anyway … you have to embrace fear and failure, it’s the only way that extraordinary is made real.”
It got me thinking of that classic Steve Jobs quote, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” It takes a certain degree of foolishness and vulnerability to attempt something big without already knowing the outcome. You might not know the end game, but you have the confidence in yourself to push past the fear and take that proverbial plunge.
For anyone who has big aspirations but is feeling low on the self-confidence meter, these helpful reminders are sure to give you that boost to start blazing your trail.