QuickHit: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

We had just toured Facebook headquarters with a group of magazine editors. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and other Facebook executives spoke to us in a conference room lined with motivational wall-sized slogans. Back on the bus, my boss Susan Kane and I opened our souvenir boxes. Among the goodies were computer-screen cloths printed with mantras similar to those we had seen inside.

Mine read: Proceed Boldly Forward. Susan’s read: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

“Oh, this pushes my buttons,” she said.

“Do you want to trade?” I asked.

“No, I like it,” she said. Then turning to me, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid, if you don’t mind my asking?”

 I’m still pondering my answer. What about you? 


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