One does this by being wary and reasonable in their business dealings, while not letting fear stop them from doing the next best thing for the company. In other words, it is important not to rush things, but at the same time, you still need to have movement. Stagnation is one of the most dangerous things a company can fall into, and fear is most often the leading cause – for example, we may fear rejection, and so in our insecurity we pass up a valuable networking opportunity. In this way, “be cautious, not afraid” means that we should be clever and shrewd in the way that we conduct business, but we should never overthink and let fear control us.
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