Occasionally, fear is awesome. Occasionally, it keeps us from doing really, really stupid things. But more often than not, fear keeps us from doing really, really awesome things.
I was afraid to quit my lawyer job, move to the beach and start a business (what if the business failed which, by the way, the first business did, spectacularly). I was afraid to have a baby (I can’t even begin to list my becoming-a-mom fears).