“Entrepreneurism is glamorized and romanticized, but at the end of the day, it’s really, really hard work, and it requires a lot of sacrifice—not just from you, but from the people around you. Make sure your friends and family are ready to support you, and then jump in. Don’t let the fear keep you from doing it. You only live once, so if this is what you’re passionate about, don’t have any regrets looking back on your life. Just do it.” -http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/01/advice-from-founders-who-bootstrapped-their-way-to-success-2/
It’s amazing how subtle the fear is. Pretty much what Seth Godin refers to as the “lizard brain.” I catch it myself all the time whenever the thought “Hrmmm, I’m way too busy right now, I’ll deal with this later.” Whenever I find myself thinking that I realize that I’m nowhere near my personal limits, and the fear of taking the risk of making progress is what holds me back. I feel that only the most successful people suppress that fear and allow themselves to operate as quickly as the world will permit. Going with the flow is easy, but I feel that it would cause me to look back on my life with regret if I let it become my defacto response.