I love that quote! How often do we get caught up in risk aversion or “what if” thinking and totally miss out on leveraging an opportunity while it’s still fueled by enthusiasm and naïveté?
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J. K. Rowling
In case you don’t recognize the name, J.K. Rowling is the author of the immensely popular Harry Potter series. Prior to the success of Harry Potter, J.K. (then known as Jo) was pretty much destitute. She came up with the book idea while riding on a train. Good thing she didn’t spend too much time thinking about what the odds of success were. She could have easily talked herself out of it.
Set goals big enough to be exciting, hard enough to be just out of your grasp, and then publicize them. There’s nothing like a public objective to get the adrenaline rushing!