Malcolm Gladwell on the key to success: don’t be afraid to look like a fool

Original Link: http://qz.com/283945/malcolm-gladwell-on-the-key-to-success-dont-be-afraid-to-look-like-a-fool/

The most powerful weapon against fear is forgiveness. If you are part of a community or a context or a world that is comfortable with the idea that people are sometimes fearful, sometimes make terrible decisions, and sometimes don’t do what they are supposed to do—and you continue to support them—then it becomes a lot easier to overcome fear.