We as humans are very good at recognizing patterns. We know that every time we miss out on an opportunity only because we were too afraid to reach for it, we end up drowning in regret
But fear is useful in our everyday lives. You can re-frame your fear. There are ways that you can turn that fear into empowering surges of courage.
All you have to do is ignore the fear of "What could go wrong?" or "What could go right?" - And instead, focus on the fear of not doing anything at all.
See, they teach you that doing good is better than messing up. But what they don't teach you is that messing up is better than not doing anything at all. When you're learning, when you have the intentions of doing good, the world doesn't care that you're messing up. It's better to make a mistake and move forward than to be afraid and not move at all.
If there's one thing we should be afraid of, it should be the regret of not moving at all. The regret of inaction. You already know that by doing nothing, you'll end up drowning in regret.
If you are guiding your life based on fear, which many of us do, at least guide your life based on the fear of missing out. Based on the fear of falling asleep thinking you could've done better, but didn't.
When all that stands between you and your goal is a build-up of courage. An inner conflict with your own damn self. You become frustrated.
But, when you use this fear of missing out, to do great things, your life improves instantly. When you develop the courage to do what you've been wanting to do. To do what your best self would do. You find instant gratification. Confidence in your own abilities. You find self-reliance.
You feel the courage through your body, through your posture. Your shoulders back and wide, your head high, your eyes fixed on your target. All excuses vanish. All obstacles seem minuscule. Suddenly, you will not put up with a regretful life.
If I have one thing to leave you with, It would be to become afraid of regret. Rather than letting fear hold you back, use the fear to propel you towards satisfying experiences.
Enjoy life, my friends.