As you can see today I’ve shared a maze with color. Since I started drawing mazes I’ve always done them in black and white. I’ve honestly been afraid to add color for the fear of the finality of the stroke of the marker. What if when I added color it doesn’t look good? That would mean I destroyed all my work simply because of a poor choice.
I can honestly say fear has not held me back too many times in my life. Most of my jobs have been in the sales industry. Not only one of the toughest professions but also a career that requires you to overcome and deal with your fears on an hourly basis depending on what your selling.
The best thing I’ve learned from my time as a salesman is how to rationalize. How to “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” If you’re not familiar with cold calling it’s where you go to a random business and ask for the person in charge and try to sell them. This is very scary. But I learned the first day of my first sales job to rationalize the things that could happen. Worst case they ask me to leave, best case I walk out with a sale. Which to me was always worth the risk of being asked to leave or hear their not interested.