Don't be afraid

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” (Paulo Coelho)
I remember when I first began to play organized baseball at the age of 12. I was afraid in my first few practices and intimidated by pitchers; I was afraid to catch fly balls, ground balls or line drives. My grandmother attended my first game and said to me, “Play like you have a future in this game!” I stepped to the plate and hit a double. Two years later I was MVP of my team and on the All-star team. If I had allowed fear to grip me my growth would have been stunted. So, go and swing for the fences my friends! You have a future and maybe the best or one of the best in your chosen field. You won’t know unless you put your best foot forward.