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"The Fear of Failure" by Owen Bryan Jr

Owen Bryan Jr. is an American poet, author, and construction project manager of Jamaican descent.

Observation of the Moment

Book - "Observation of the Moment: Analyzing Moments in Everyday Life Through Poetry" on Amazon

Book - "Observation of the Moment: Analyzing Moments in Everyday Life Through Poetry" on Amazon

"The Fear of Failure" by Owen Bryan Jr.

My mind is racing;

My thoughts are chasing ---

Both distantly

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.

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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.


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© 2021 Owen Anthony Bryan Jr

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