To grow, we need to step out of our comfort zone; to accept we don’t know everything; to take a risk.
We’re familiar with that.
But had it occurred to you that sometimes we may hold back because our actions, or intended actions are a frightening thought for someone else? We may be influenced by their fears, even if they’re not involved at all and have quite a different context from us and so a different view of the risks. Our conversation with them is enough for them to express their fears; fears they would have if they were taking the action. If we’re not careful, we moderate what we do to fit their comfort zone.
Make sure it’s your own comfort and discomfort that’s guiding you and not the fears of the uninvolved.