In the movie, Troy, the warrior Achilles is summoned to take
on the brute champion of an opposing army. On his way out, a little
boy tells him the man is big and fierce and that he would be scared to
face him. Achilles answers beautifully, “That is why no one will
remember your name.” He rides off to conquer this opponent and his
army. It’s a beautiful scene of pure ego.
I wonder, would people pity the boy or desire to be like Achilles?
Does our fear define us and make us anonymous? Is that good enough?
If so, that is who you are. If you want greatness, then don’t let a
small thing like fear stop you. Overcome it and get your name
remembered. We don’t necessarily have to kill giant ogres, but we do
have to face our fears.