A quick thought for the start of the school year. For me, for my family, for my students. Heck, for everyone.

This is from a book our family is reading called A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math And Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley. I’m sure I’ll have more to share from the book, but this is a quote she includes from psychiatry professor Robert Bilder of UCLA’s Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity.

A motivational poster I received after giving a talk at Facebook headquarters reads: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” I try to look at this daily, and I aim to do something fearless every day. What are you afraid of? Don’t let it stop you!

So, what are you afraid of?

Don’t be – just go and do it!