When someone in your company expresses doubt, what is the typical reaction? It’s likely one of two things: it either gets downplayed (“Don’t be silly. Just shake it off and power through it!”), or worse, it gets covered up (“Don’t repeat that. If anyone heard you say that…”).
It’s a hot afternoon in Texas. I’m a sophomore in high school and I’ve just been called up to Varsity. I’m crossing the finish line in the first race of the season, and the clock shows that I have run my personal best. I’m the only sophomore to make it to the finals for the 400m.