Have you ever watched a toddler? They just go forward, no matter what. There’s very little fear. Sure, they’ll fall down. But they get back up and learn to walk.
At what point in life do we lose that?
If I take an honest audit of my day, I see moments where I let fear get the best of me. Am I succeeding at work? What if I can’t figure it out? What if I’m not good enough? Do people like me? Am I a good friend?
The mind of a child wouldn’t worry about fear of failure at work. Instead, the focus would be on doing whatever it takes to learn to succeed at work.
Children don’t seem to worry about whether people like them. Instead, the focus is on being themselves and learning from their surroundings. There is an insatiable curiosity and no room for complacency. It’s onward and upward.