This post at first shocks and then delivers what we all know — what holds us back is being accepted by others. For some reason, we all compare ourselves to others and this limits our ability to reach our potential. The reason is simple. We put a lot of stock in what others think of our success. More in fact, than our own feelings about success. This prevents us from taking that risk because we have not only the fear of failure but the fear of letting our peers or loved ones down. It’s kind of a strange situation really. Why do we care so much about what others think?