Hands down, the most common reason I hear from my coaching clients for why they can’t accomplish something is fear.
They may not call it fear directly, but that’s what it is. They are afraid of some perceived bad outcome if they attempt the thing they really want.
And the irony is that the one thing standing between them and what they want in life isn’t really substantive. It is just a feeling, usually without any basis in reality. Most fears are that way — feelings without substance.
Via Martin Gysler