When you have the confidence of your convictions you no longer need courage, you no longer need to endure criticism. It’s like closing the door in the face of a bad winter storm. Now you’re inside. You’re comfortable, warm. You can peacefully go about your business. The storm can rage and, as far as your experience is concerned, it’s not even happening.
*Note: I mistakenly described the Solomon Asch experiment as “pick the longest line.” Instead it actually was “match the target line length from three line lengths provided.” The conclusions are still correct even with my error.
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