Imagine yourself in an auditorium knowing that in one minute, you will walk to the podium and be expected to inspire 2,000 attendees.
How would you feel in that moment?
Or what if you were about to invest $100,000 of your life savings in a company you believed has a 65 percent chance of bringing you a multiple of ten?
When you feel both excited and scared — when your heart is pounding and your breath is short — that’s when you’re about to do something important.
Take note of those moments.
If ever the fear or excitement is missing, then the importance is most likely missing too.
I’ve been spending a lot of time scribbling on graph paper and white boards pushing myself to identify projects that simultaneously excite and terrify me.
I encourage you to do the same.