Most of us will work harder to avoid something we fear than we will to seek something we desire. That's staggering to think about, really. Ultimately, what we most desire is to avoid what we fear. Odd to think of it that way.
Fear is a powerful emotion. Relationships, careers, and countries have fallen prey to it.
It's easy to slip into that space of working to avoid instead of working to seek. I'm trying to regularly ask myself which I'm doing.