The fear that everything has been done before.
So maybe you are trying to achieve something great… maybe you want to be the ‘first’ person to complete a task. Unfortunately there is most probably someone else that has already done it. And maybe there is a second person that has done it twice. But who cares? It is important to want to do something not just so you can say you have done it, but for yourself! You are the only person that really matters in this equation.
As Seth Godin says:
“…no one is asking you to be original. We’re asking you to be generous and brave and to matter. We’re asking you to step up and take responsibility for the work you do, and to add more value than a mere cut and paste. Sure, it’s been done before. But not by you. And not for us.”
Read his full post here