So here is what I love about this article: It applies to every area of our lives, of which business is but one part.
You speak of the "new Self." There are many versions of our "selves" aren't there.
One person I follow has a Theory, based on her journey to self-awareness, self-realization and how she evolved to a peaceful place (fleeting as that sense of peace may be).
She suggests we have a Natural Sense of Self that if not given space and time to become fully realized, is replaced by a Substitute Sense of Self. And some even have a Lack of Sense of Self which means they live to do for others first.
We/I need a healthy sense of self to get things done efficiently and to our/my satisfaction.
Fear and Hesitation and Sabotaging our best made plans is not what a confident version of ourselves would choose. And problems are opportunities, definitely.
This dialogue of how to achieve and transcend the fearful moments and be courageous has been going on for a long while and I for one have adopted the strategy of surrendering rather than fighting having my way, when apparently I am not going to get it.
Usually means something better is behind it...
And as I cultivate being a better "witness" of my own thoughts and actions, I see that I am more than the "Self" I think I am...and I must go through the moments of panic and chaos to become more whole as a person--who is by choice an entrepreneur.
I'd love my daughter to suggest this topic for Philosophical Chairs in her 6th grade Language Arts Class. And then, I'd love to be a fly on her wall.
It would be nice to say that