I’ve been thinking about how fear and scarcity are deeply influential on our society. They’re everywhere: politics, business, the way we live our lives and how we make decisions around family or work.
For example, in business, I see leaders who make decisions that aren’t rooted in values or what’s most important to the company’s mission; instead, they make decisions to appease stakeholders or avoid professional failures.
I see people making big life decisions by choosing not to make a move or pursue a career because they want to avoid pain or discomfort.
I understand this. Fear is a powerful motivator, and for a long time, I thought if I leaned into the fear, I’d be more prepared for what could go wrong.
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