I don't have many fears. Except of dogs charging at me, frogs, rats or snakes touching me and recently airplane turbulence has started to make me all kinds of anxious. So maybe I have a few.
But outside of that, I'm just not generally a fearful person. Suspicious yes. Fearful no. However I've recently discovered a hidden fear. . .a fear that has actually kept me driven all these years and I didn't even know it.
The fear of mediocrity. Mediocrity is defined as, "the quality or state of being mediocre." Mediocre is defined as, "of moderate quality, not very good." In other words: AVERAGE. Nothing special. Blah. Bleh. Meh.
That truly terrifies me. I've lived on this planet for four and a half decades (hopefully many more to come) and I should just be plain, ordinary and nothing special?? I don't think so! My goal is excellence and even when I fall short, I feel I've learned, grown and experienced so much that my time here was definitely worthwhile.
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