Me or Them? Inward or Outward?


This adage has stuck with me for a while now. ” Fear is a reaction, while creativity is a response “.


Fear is about us, inward. How will I fare in the entrance test? Will I ace the interview? Will my presentation go well? What if the investors reject my idea? Should I become an entrepreneur and let go the secure safety net of a job? Should I be the one to make the call? Will I reach on time? Weird as it may sound, fear comes across as selfish, self-centred, myopic. Remember, Afraid is a country where they give you passports at birth and hope that you never seek citizenship in any other country “.


Yet, as soon as you cross the chasm, start showing up and shipping out, trying to impact a MVA(Minimum Viable Audience), the fear transcends and lets go of the coat tails that it hangs on to for dear life. Now you have entered the territory of generosity.  Where it is no longer about you or inward but it is outward, about them. Where the speech you deliver is not about you but about engaging and influencing the audience. Where the idea that you want to bring to market is not about fanning your ego but creating something worthwhile for the customer.



Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world.”― Brenna Yovanoff, The Replacement



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