What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress. I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten...The past...Yesterdays' news. I fear giving up and being passed by, going softly into that good night. I fear letting those that I love down, letting myself down.
I fear settling, giving in to the "that's just the way it is: mindset. I fear dying without leaving my mark. I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears feed me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear.
I love this quote because these are the fears that no one talks about. Sure, you think about them when you are falling asleep but do you tell them to someone or better yet - do you admit to yourself? Chances are you don't. I didn't tell others (until now) these are my deepest fears. I have always feared not being enough, doing enough, and dying without making a difference to those around me.
Fear is scary, can be silly, but fear drives you to a place you've never been before, challenges you, and forces to look at yourself in a different light. I hope I don't lose my sense of drive and fear because I'm not sure what kind of person I'd be without it...