Monsters in the closet

“You can’t worry about the monsters in the closet when you haven’t even opened up the door to see if they’re real.”

I heard this quote today from a local entrepreneur. She was asked about the fear that business owners face when first launching a venture and I thought her analogy was profound.

So often we fear potential outcomes far into the future. Getting sued for abc, or getting bad press for xyz, yet, we’re not even close to opening those doors yet. Those monsters may not be real, and even if they are, we’re down another hallway and not near to the closet yet.

Don’t let that fear hold you back. Check to see if the monsters are real. What you’ll probably find is that you have no idea what closet they might be hiding in. Keep building and keep the lights on. Monsters aren’t real.