What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” - artist Georgia O’Keeffe
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward." - aviator Amelia Earhart
"For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue — that I had to do the job myself." - writer Anaïs Nin
As Sheryl Sandberg asks in her new book Lean In: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
For women especially, but also for all creators who are Outsiders in one way or another, that’s a powerful question.