What motivates you?

...the possibility of succeeding? 

or

...the fear of failing?  

In times of being able to reflect I often realize that the reason I don't do things is because I'm afraid of failing. A.F.R.A.I.D O.F F.A.I.L.I.N.G.....how stupid is that! 

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I know I'm a cocktail surfer that catches 5 nice waves and then stops, not to ruin the feeling, in case the next wave will smash me. But what does it really mean - fear of failing. To me when it comes to surfing it means I get smashed, a near death experience until I reach the beach again. Okay maybe I'm exaggerating a tiny bit but you get my point. 

But when it comes to other stuff like having the presentation I wasn't properly prepared for, taking on a project or new role I'm afraid I won't be able to handle it always goes okay. Sure, I've failed a lot - but that's when I've also learned the most. 

I guess my thought of the day is I’m gonna continue to remind myself of the possibility of succeeding and stop being afraid of failing!

What motivates you?