• Question: What was the one thing you was scared of when you first started your job ?

    Asked by kierastoney to Glo on 17 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Gloeta Massie

      Gloeta Massie answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Failing. No one wants to be bad at something – so – I was (and sometimes am still) scared of failing and looking like a complete idiot. The problem is, of course, that failure is a really, really important part of learning. I have to remind myself of that when I get scared and don’t want to ask questions. I can use protective equipment and gear to keep myself safe from the animals, but I have to be willing to risk my pride to admit I don’t know something. It’s such an important lesson, I wish I had learned it when I was kid! So – Kierastoney – if you can learn to fail and still get back up, brush yourself off, and keep going – the world is your pearl oyster!

      How about you? What are you scared of in your future?