Facts about going out on a limb –
- You have to wrestle fear and self-doubt before you can do so
- The feeling of putting yourself out there when you ask for a favor you didn’t need to ask, ship a side project or make a connection you didn’t really need to make can be excruciatingly uncomfortable
- It is far easier to be comfortable and do absolutely nothing
- You have to embrace the possibility that it might not work (and for good reason – it doesn’t actually “work” as you intended most of the time)
- Every once a while, you’ll hear some negative feedback that you will remember for a long time
- Most of all, it feels unnatural
But, most good things in life come from embracing ideas that don’t feel natural. And, nearly all good things come from doing things that are difficult.
As the wise Scott Peck might say, perhaps all we need to do is to accept that it is difficult. For, once it is accepted, the fact that it is difficult no longer matters.