I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
–the “litany against fear” from the science fiction novel Dune
Yesterday I got a call from a prospective client whose Project Does Not Yet Suck, but it’s starting to make little slurping noises.
The situation calls for someone who is “aggressive without being arrogant” and “can handle pressure” while “getting stuff done.” And I thought hey, maybe this project isn’t necessarily right for me for some other reasons… but she did catch the spirit of what I talked about a couple weeks ago.
See here. Humility is not contradicted by effectiveness. It just isn’t. They’re different things. More →