There are people you work with who are filled with fear and self-doubt.
They go along to get along.
They follow the rules.
They cringe when you suggest something new.
They suggest that you’ll get yourself (and them) in trouble.
When I was seven years old I called these people “Scaredy Cats”.
Now I call them “colleagues”.
We all experience fear and doubt from time to time.
When I’m afraid I think of that seven-year-old kid – bulletproof and radioactive.
Or I crank up the iTunes (The Strokes, The Who, The Killers, White Stripes).
What works for me may not work for you*. But do anything to break out of the fear.
Know that you are not the only one who has doubts – who gets scared.
It’s easy to give in to the fear.
Because you are not a scaredy cat.
* Here’s some suggestions from Forbes.com Four Ways To Break Through Your Fear And Self-Doubt