A while back a friend and mentor of mine gave me a poem titled Our Deepest Fear. She reminded me that it is not the fear of failure that can slow our progress, but instead fear of success which may bring our journey to a halt.
Being powerful, being successful -
is actually terrifying.
My friend, Carol April founded a company called ndy (R) (Not Done Yet) and I worked for a while helping her develop the brand and tried to create a media property around this fabulous group of inspired women.
This was back in the days when every television series I pitched needed to be mean spirited, disrespectful, or straight up low brow to even get a second glance. In a large part, because I did not succeed in selling Carol's show, a positive series about reinvention, new opportunities and kindness, I decided to go to business school. There simply has to be a better model. I have to be able to inspire, empower, and tell good stories AND make money doing it.
94 days remain in business school and then I will be forced to re-emerge and to actually achieve. As terrifying as it is, I am ready to get ready to succeed. It's time.
And now I pose the question to you. What are you actually afraid of? How will you shake it?
but I believe the satisfaction is as well.