People aren’t afraid to fail. They’re afraid to fail alone.
This is a quote a friend of mine shared with me. It sort of stopped me in my tracks.
She’s right. No one wants to be out alone on a limb. In a culture that isn’t keen on risk, being the only one standing up for someone, or a thing in which you believe is that much harder. It takes guts. A lot of guts.
The thing is, knowing someone has your back or having someone with whom to share ideas, makes it a little bit easier. And a little bit is sometimes all it takes to become the one setting an example, inspiring others.