Seth Godin:

Is there anything more frightening than showing up (really showing up) in the place where you are unknown and alone?

All our warning systems are on high alert. From an evolutionary perspective, strangers represent danger. They are not only a direct threat, but carry the risk of rejection and all the insecurity that comes with it.

But the opposite can be true: Strangers can represent opportunity. The opportunity to learn, to make new connections, to build bridges that benefit everyone.

Wow. This post by Seth Godin fits hand-in-glove with the story I shared on today’s episode of Shawn Today, regarding how I overcame one of my own talent ceilings.

The Sea of Strangers