Adam Grant: The fear never goes away. But it can be tamed.

Meditative Story

Feb 24

31 min 54 sec

"Are you going to do this? Ever?" Standing at the edge of the highest diving board at the aquatic center, a young Adam Grant tries and tries, and tries to leap off. But he can't face down his fear – not so much of falling as losing control. So there he stands at the end of the board, paralyzed. In this story, Adam Grant, now a famed organizational psychologist, shares how a wise diving coach helped him outsmart fear – and take the leap.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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