Fear is the only thing holding anyone back in life. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of not being accepted. Fear of pain. Whatever your fears may be, know that the fear of any type is a prison, and the only person with the key to set you free is you.
As Steve Jobs notably said: “Almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Fear is a prison that traps us from living life. The only thing we have to lose in life is life itself, so stop living so cautiously and fearfully and unlock yourself from your chains. The longer you hold on to your fear, the more life you lose, so take action on your fears today.