It’s so easy to build walls, to fence us in our doubts, to claim we are “risk-averse”. Yet, most of the times concentrating only on the one case scenario, we miss out on the “other” possibility.
How different really are the monsters in the closet when we were three and four years old?
And yes, one would be smart to calculate the risks – yet there is such a difference between evaluating and calculating risks versus being afraid and staying with our fears.
And all I want to ask you is to close your eyes and imagine – what you want to do, where you want to go, how you want to be. Block out everything else. This is your mind; your willpower; your freedom. And only you can imagine it.
And if you can imagine it, chances are that you will at least try to do it. And isn’t trying better than being afraid?
Leda Karabela’s career focus has been building alliances with and among institutional stakeholders, which spans 25 years of experience in international management, public affairs, strategic marketing and philanthropy. Her primary focus has been external audiences, such as opinion leaders, media, customers, and donors.
Today, she is bringing her executive experience into the field of coaching, realizing her passion for people, the ways they click and connect with each other, helping clients discover the power within them to improve their performance, effectiveness and reach. Having held responsibilities for global projects and working with virtual teams in multiple countries for Fortune 50 companies such as BP and Microsoft, she has also led the corporate relations program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and has lived in Boston, San Francisco, London, Athens and Dubai.