Fear was the least of your challenges.
Flash forward to now. For anyone with even average drive and creativity, fear is the only thing left holding us back.
You can launch an idea
The effort to throw an idea into the conversation pool has never been easier whether at work (for those lucky enough to have enterprise social) and with our community (virtual or physical). There are stupid ideas, but you’ll find out if yours is in that category pretty quickly.
Only fear keeps us from moving an idea into view.
You can be influential
Comment on enough ideas and launch a few of your own and you’ll find yourself to be an influence to others. The key is relevance and the same old social skills that mattered through the ages. Of course, being anti-social will still hold you back.
Only fear keeps you from being seen as a thought leader.
You can start a business
Why not? It has never been easier.
Fear is no excuse.
You can change everything
There’s never been an easier time to redefine who we are. I was a French attorney, my husband a Navy officer and then software consultant. Today I write and help launch startups while he is a marketer. These career paths would have been impossible for us if not for how the world has changed.
The only thing that keeps any of us from a better life is the fear of creating the change.