As I travel around the country as an author and high achievement expert, Iâ€™ve discovered that many students and young professionals fail to fully realize their dreams because of fear. Some of the top fears are:
- Fear of the unknown
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of embarrassment
- Fear of success and the expectations that come with it
- â€¦ and the No. 1 fear is â€œthe fear of failureâ€
I interviewed a young professional who has attained the type of success that a lot of young people dream about pursuing in 2013, but theyâ€™re afraid. Twenty-eight-year-old Farrah Gray was raised on Chicagoâ€™s impoverished South Side, and by age 14, was one of the youngest teens to become a self-made millionaire in the United States.
As a result of his amazing business and philanthropic successes, heâ€™s been featured by Oprah Winfrey, BET, CNN, Good Morning America, USA Today, as well as the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Michael Baisden Showâ€”to name a few.