“Change is part of life, and fear can be part of the change. The thing is… if you are afraid, it is because you are about to make a risky decision, to jump into the unknown. So, fear is natural, it is a defence system but you have to choose: either you stay still or jump forward. And believe me, there is no greater failure in life than not having dared to jump forward. The first step to take is to identify what you want to change and ‘why’.
Then comes the ‘how’ – it is the organization phase: what activities should I carry out to achieve that goal, what alternatives I have, and the consequences. I’ve come to believe that failure does not exist; everything is part of learning and personal growth.”
— Veronica Ferrano, Director Rafiki – Africa, Uganda