Speaking of this anxiety of whether this attempt will be fruitful (literally) or an utter failure, the post on Open Culture was quite encouraging. It was about failure and the measures needed to transcend fear and attain success. Paulo Coelho states that the best means of overcoming fear is to do our best and not be perturbed of the result (quite like the nishkamakarma of the Bhagavad Gita). But I do agree with him fully. When I sincerely do my job well, the best I can, I really need have no fear of success or failure... for what I do is the best I can. Need not be the best for the world or for others, but that's the 'best-me'. Reminds me of another of my favourite quote:
I feared people's opinion till I realised that people will have opinions about me anyway!