“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
Fear can stop us in our tracks. When the going gets tough and the task seems overwhelming, fear may convince us to give up. Even worse, fear can stop us from starting at all; it has a way of turning us into six-year-olds trying to jump into the deep end of a swimming pool. We may make our way to the end of the diving board, and we might even curl our toes around the edge, but somehow we never get around to jumping.
That’s why your desire needs to be stronger than your fear. Find something you want to succeed at badly enough and go after it; you’ll find that you have the courage to jump off the diving board. You’ll have to keep swimming once you hit the water, but you won’t even get that far unless you take the plunge.