Getting yelled at by your coach

Athletes are often scared to leave their comfort zones because they might get yelled at (or glared at, or however your coach expresses disapproval). It’s the same reasons students are scared to raise their hands in class–because they might be wrong.

As Seth Godin puts it, “This might not work.”

But the fear is the very reason to try. Yes, you might get yelled at, and yes, you might get the answer wrong. But that’s the very reason to do it anyway.

Charles Darwin did more for scientific inquiry than anyone else in human history, but he was also a proponent of eugenics. Darwin was wrong.

Leonardo da Vinci is the most celebrated creative of all time, but for most of his life he supported slavery. He was wrong.

The only way to get to ‘right’ is to be wrong a lot, or get yelled at a lot, or whatever the case may be.

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