Welcome to the More Than Sound Podcast. In this episode, Daniel Goleman discusses a principle that is crucial to success, with Anthony Gell of the Business Voice.
Anthony Gell- Daniel, I think success ultimately lies on you being able to move outside of your comfort zone, and you talk about the concept of “feel the fear and do it anyway.” Can you talk to us about what that means?
Daniel Goleman- The principle that one should “feel the fear but do it anyway” is absolutely crucial for success in any domain of life. Even in sports. If you’re held back by your fears you will never get anywhere. You’ll never try the new thing, the golf swing, whatever it is. In order to progress you have to fight through your fear, try out the new thing, practice it until you get better, and so on. That’s why, for example, at Naomi Wolf’s Institute for Ethical Leadership, when folks are feeling a lack of self confidence, they’re told to go ahead and “do it anyway!” Also in setting ethical norms, people may feel uncomfortable about it but once you start to get used to it it becomes the way we are together, and you can form a high performance, collaborative team that way.