Many of us fall victim to a similar weakness: the fear of vulnerability. Whether we are not pushing ourselves in the gym because we’re embarrassed to fail. Or if you’re like me, you procrastinate getting your ideas out into the world because they’re not “perfect” yet. I spend a lot of time trying to perfect things. That’s my ego at work, “better make sure you don’t look stupid; the next thing you say better not suck.” We let the fear of being criticized stop us from succeeding.