Fear is well-known as a nuisance that has survival benefits—it warns us of dangers. For creative minds in creative industries, fear should be treated as a conversation starter, not as a roadblock.
In a lesson on Big Think Edge, the only forum on YouTube designed to help you get the skills you need to be successful in a rapidly changing world, Edward Norton explains how ignoring or denying fear is dangerous. A smarter approach, he says, might be to expect it, acknowledge that it’s universal, and forge ahead nonetheless.
After all, every bold, new venture naturally evokes fear, or the feeling that "You’re a fraud. This is not going to work."