Fear of failure is what holds us back.

Clive Woodward was the English rugby coach who coached England to their World Cup win in 2003.

He was asked how he managed to choose his best players. He replied that he never chose his best players. He chose the ones that would perform best on the day. They were not the best but were the ones who could handle the pressure.

He likened playing rugby on a big occasion to running along a beam.

He said that if he placed a forty foot beam on the floor in a gym and asked the players to run along it they would all have a go and most would run along it without falling off.

If he took the same beam and placed it between two skyscrapers not many would attempt it.

The task was the same. The only difference being fear of failure.

Life is like that.

It is much easier to stay in our comfort zone.

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