The following is a clip out of Lucas Mack‘s book, Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face.
I sometimes get asked to speak at schools, and I make sure to give them one specific message. I ask how many of them have ever heard or said to someone the following question, “Do you think you’re better than me?” I ask them to raise their hands if they’ve been the recipients of that question. The majority of the hands usually go up. I then ask a follow-up question, “How many of you feel your first reaction is to say no?” The majority of the hands still rise. Herein lies the problem to achieving our dreams: fear of our audience rejecting our story. (more…)