Wednesday, October 29, 2008

by Felix Dennis from How to get rich

What swung the balance was her fear of failure in such a "public" endeavour. Or, at least, an endeavour that felt rather public at the time. She was young. She was a woman. She was frightened that others (especially the male-dominated community of car sales firms) would laugh at her or criticise her lack of hands-on experience, even though she would have made an excellent sales manager. She was not prepared to grow carapace or to risk the fear of public humiliation and say: "To hell with them. Let's go!"

Photo: Erwin Wurm's sculpture (Author: unknown)

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