I have pondered a question for many years and I have trouble convincing myself the answer is correct. Ever wonder why we congratulate people who succeed in going out on their own in business and yet we find it easy to judge a loved one by burdening them with the "what ifs"? What if you lose you house? What if you can't pay your bills?
What if you were told you only have a few years to live? Would you finally follow your dreams, or would you continue to play it safe? Failure, fear, and ultimately the fear of failure keeps one from stepping up to the plate. Maybe you strike out; maybe you hit a home run. Until you get off your butt, and step up to the plate you may never know.