I fear-ed it was so.
Later on, I got to thinking about fear. I've never been afraid of elevators, or heights, or strangers. No, my phobias are a bit more unique. Like my fear of birds, and divorce, and boob sweat. Or my fear of cutting my finger on aluminum cans, replying all to an email that was meant to be private, or being told I'm an awful writer. We're all afraid of something.
And it's true that fear is the best motivator. I can imagine if I were afraid of plummeting 23 floors to my death that I would be able to claw those elevator doors open with my bare hands. I think the best we can do is learn to play off our fears, use them to push us to our potential.
What will fear do for you?