Ever since I became a freelance educator and researcher with a growing and shifting portfolio of projects, the courage to push into the unknown and unpredictable has been particularly vital. An entrepreneurial or creative mindset requires a willingness to take risks and, in fact, to balance risk in ones portfolio of activities. Some gambits entail more risk than others of not creating leverage for further work, but all tend to have rewards in terms of learning.
Here are a couple of principles from Box of Crayons today that are right on point:
Courage is knowing that the story will end somehow – and you’ll likely find good in it.
Courage fades when you need to know exactly how the story ends.