I'm sure some of you don't either. It's a battle we fight daily. We look at the task before us, be it writing a book or signing up for classes or talking to a cute guy, and we say "I'm not pretty/smart/funny/strong/good enough." But you know what? We're wrong. We are all of those things, or at least we should be. If to nobody else but ourselves. You have to believe in you and chase after your dreams, because if you don't you're going to end up stuffing that dream into an envelope and then ripping it up year after year, like this guy...
Okay, so we can't all sing like that...but that's not the point. The point is this man listened to the voices telling him that he couldn't do it, be it from friends or family or the ones inside his own head. He allowed that fear of failure to keep him from even trying.
Don't let that be you. Try to do the things you've been afraid of doing because you were worried that you would fail. Go back to school. Talk to that girl you've been crushing on for months. Start a business. Write that damn book. Put yourself out there, whatever. Just do it.
Maybe it won't work out. Maybe you'll make a fool of yourself in the process. But you know what? The world will move on, as will you. Should you succeed, however, the world will stop, if only for a moment, and take notice. And that's something that can never be taken away from you. More importantly, you won't waste five years of your life wondering what could have been.
"Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can pick ourselves back up." -- Thomas Wayne