I constantly find ways to do something else when I’m afraid to do something really big. I procrastinate or give myself reasons why I cannot move forward in this seemingly impossible task. The odds are against me, it would seem. And I become afraid. I’m never more creative than when I invent excuses not to do the things that scare me. As Amy Poehler put it: “the talking about the thing is not the doing of the thing. The doing of the thing is the doing of the thing.” So do it. Do it afraid. Invent reasons why you can and even if you’re lying to yourself, eventually you’ll believe it enough to do everything. Afraid or not.