You would think that experience might jade me from falling captive to "board-om." Fortunately, it was a blessedly unique event. Since then, I have felt a lot more useful, learned a lot more and had a lot more fun on the boards of a wide variety of organizations.
Everything you need to know about being fearless you can learn from watching children. They play with each other without ever knowing each other's names. They run, jump, climb, fall down and get right back up again. They are also our greatest teachers.
The reality is that nothing of value in life, including life change, is easy or fast. In attempting to change, you are swimming against the tide of many years of those four obstacles: baggage, habits, emotions and environment.