Don’t let your fears overcome your dreams

Very inspiring. Detour our thinking to get back on track with what we truly want to do.


Businessman on the ropeHolding off on what we truly want to do.  Only thinking about doing something when all the cards or stars align.  This is the mindset of a security driven thinker.  The fear of it not being perfect.  We can only do something when everyone is happy.   We don’t want to rush something because it may not hit the mark.

This was very much my thinking in my previous corporate life.  Looking to align everyone before a decision was made.  Ensuring I had all the facts before we got something off the ground.  It was thinking dominated by if something went wrong, fears driven by the ‘what if’ possibilities that caused worry, stress, self imposed pressure and expectation.

Looking back on it now,

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37 things you will regret when you are old


1. Not traveling when you had the chance.

2. Not learning another language.

3. Staying in a bad relationship.

4. Forgoing sunscreen.

5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians.

6. Being scared to do things.

7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.

8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.

9. Not quitting a terrible job.

10. Not trying harder in school.

11. Not realizing how beautiful you were.

12. Being afraid to say “I love you.”

13. Not listening to your parents’ advice.

14. Spending your youth self-absorbed.

15. Caring too much about what other people think.

16. Supporting others’ dreams over your own.

17. Not moving on fast enough.

18. Holding grudges, especially with those you love.

19. Not standing up for yourself.

20. Not volunteering enough.

21. Neglecting your teeth.

22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die.

23. Working too much.

24. Not learning how to cook one awesome meal.

25. Not stopping enough to appreciate the moment.

26. Failing to finish what you start.

27. Never mastering one awesome party trick.

28. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.

29. Refusing to let friendships run their course.

30. Not playing with your kids enough.

31. Never taking a big risk (especially in love).

32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and network.

33. Worrying too much.

34. Getting caught up in needless drama.

35. Not spending enough time with loved ones.

36. Never performing in front of others.

37. Not being grateful sooner.

Just a sum up from this article to remind me how to spend my youth in the best way 🙂 Need to work more on No.5,7,27,31.