Fear…does it hold you back?

Have you ever wanted something so badly but aren’t sure you can get there?  I often find that my lack of confidence stops me from doing what I really THINK I want to do.  I guess you could say that I’m afraid of failure.  I often think that I’m not good enough.

Like my ebook.  I finally got it finished and was so incredibly excited.  Then I started checking into what I have to do before I can publish it.  There is so much and I don’t honestly have a lot of time these days.  And then there’s the fact that I’m not good with technology.  It seems to take me a really long time to learn how to do most of this stuff.

Then, as I look deeper, I worry about the cost.  Our family is trying hard to stop wasteful spending.  Does getting a business license count as wasteful when I’m not sure I’ll even be able to ear that money back???

That’s when I let the fear paralyze me.

Does your fear paralyze you?  Do you convince yourself that something is never going to work just so you don’t have to step out of your box and just do it?