For those of you who subscribe to our newsletter–not quite monthly but we think always interesting, you have probably already read my reflections on the death of Carrie Fisher. But if you haven’t, I’m repeating them below along with some additional thoughts.
But many years later I began to appreciate how fact was more interesting than fiction, and that the actual person Carrie Fisher was even more of a Rebel role model. Tough as nails, always honest with others and with herself, Carrie Fisher was also someone who got things done. She advocated for mental health, wrote several books, and was brought in by Hollywood studios to fix the scripts of troubled movies. She reportedly performed wonders for many successful films and yet was never publicly credited for her work.
That kind of sounds familiar, doesn’t it. So often the good we do as rebels is not acknowledged; our ideas are appropriated by others. And yet we rebel on. It’s the results that matter.
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Stay afraid but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.