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Embrace Fear

In the new book Dream Year: Make the Leap from a Job You Hate to a Life You Love, Ben Arment argues that we're all motivated by two fears: the fear of failure and the fear of insignificance. He believes we must consciously choose to fear insignificance more. Because only when we become terrified of wasting our potential and squandering our dreams—more terrified than we are of depleting our savings, say, or having to go without premium cable—will we dare to leave unfulfilling jobs and live boldly. Says Arment, "You were born to live a significant life."