I've written a few times about my own experience of leaving Rangefinder/WPPI over five years ago and Sheila saying to me, "So, what are you afraid of?" My response was just one word, "Failing!"
Well, here I am today, business is growing and every day is more exciting than the previous one. I wake up smiling every morning and my definition of "success" has been completely redefined. It's all about being happy.
So, this is a short post and perfect for a Friday...don't let your fears hold you back. Appreciate them for what they are, speed bumps to help you slow down. Appreciate the warning signs of risky decisions, but utilize your network and all your experiences to help you follow through. Most important of all, learn to listen to your heart.
And here's the best part - when you do make a wrong decision, nothing is forever. Start again and take another shot at doing it better next time.