Owen Bryan Jr. is an American poet, author, and construction project manager of Jamaican descent.
Observation of the Moment
"The Fear of Failure" by Owen Bryan Jr.
My mind is racing;
My thoughts are chasing ---
And somehow close by.
Memories that I reflect on
Can leave me in distress ---
Tossing and turning at night,
Casting about, asking: what's next?
Or what could have been?
Thoughts that are based in fear
Of what the future has in store for me.
Second-guessing, triple guessing,
Only got me reminiscing
Of how the scenarios could have potentially been.
But it's when I stop thinking about the outcome,
Start reacting to that gut feeling,
Following my instincts,
And facing up to these challenges in life
That I see their powerful motivation
To becoming the change I want to be.
Becoming more in tune with the infinite ---
That's the key to overcoming
The fear of failure.
© 2021 Owen Anthony Bryan Jr