I've been learning to drive recently, and just a couple weeks ago I began driving school. After my first session, I came home, and my dad naturally asked how it went. I was nonchalant about it - driving was never an exciting idea to me - and I said it was fine. For some reason, it didn't hit me that I had driven for the first time that day, and I wasn't worried or excited at all. It was just another day.
Fear - an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
My Dad then told me this, "You seem to be super cool about everything. You need more fear." and he's right. What's interesting is that for most of my life I've felt afraid - of different things, but it's amazing how quickly I forgot about that. I used to be afraid to talk to people and or even be noticed. That's why I used to lack initiative. As time went on, I went into "go-mode" and now I create, publicly share content, and accept challenges like its second nature. I've been that way for years now.
The fear didn't go away, but my determination became stronger. I allow myself to have a quick moment for fear, but I'm used to getting over it quickly. It's good to grow, but it's important to keep it going. If you don't, you'll be numb to challenges and numb to life - in which case, it's almost as if you wasted time on your first attempt. Life without fear can become boring and discouraging.
"You need more fear."