What Are You Afraid Of?

I was having a conversation today. It was a normal catch-up conversation. How’s life, what are you working on, etc. Toward the end he asked me, “What are you afraid of?” The question caught me off guard. I hadn’t been asked that before, and I don’t think I answered it very well in the moment.

Reflecting on it a bit today, I now have a clear idea of my answer. It forced me to ask myself some tough questions—and to answer them. I’m glad this person asked me this question. It gets to the core of self-awareness, and I think it’s a great question for founders (everyone, for that matter) to think about periodically.

So, what are you afraid of?