“Behold the turtle.
He makes progress
Only when he sticks his neck out.”
-James Bryant Conant
Put yourself out there. Be seen. Show your work. Publish that private blog post. Publish that book. Post your photo. Sing to an audience. Share your thoughts. Create your ideas. Make IT happen.
You will be scared. You will feel vulnerable. You could get hurt, rejected, disappointed, ignored. But that is the only path to making your dreams happen. You will also find out that those fears are worse in your mind. It is not so bad. The worst thing that can happen is that you will get hurt, rejected, disappointed, ignored, and you will find out that it is not the end of the world.
Go ahead, stick your neck out.