“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Ther more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again: you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear of failure has held me back so many times in my life. I don’t know why I hold myself back. I guess I like to stick to the safe and proven territory. I also know that I have to recognize my limitations. But change is good, and sometimes necessary. There are a lot of things I want to do in my lifetime and they aren’t going to happen standing in once spot.