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Fear of failure is overrated

“What people are afraid of isn’t failure. It’s blame. Criticism. We choose not to be remarkable because we’re worried about criticism. We hesitate to create innovative movies, launch new human resource initiatives, design a menu that makes diners take notice, or give an audacious sermon because we’re worried, deep down, that someone will hate it and call us on it.”

—Seth Godin, Tribes

I’ve got a project that I want to finish and launch, but I’ve stalled for almost a year now. Put it off for fear of criticism or that someone will hate it. It’s going to launch in the next three weeks. I just decided.

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