When asked in high school what my biggest fear is I answered failure. Above death I was asked and the answer was yes, above everything.
Today the answer would be different for a number of reasons, and I'm unsure of how I would answer. I know for sure though the answer would not be failure.
I won't pretend that I've overcome my fear of failure or failure's cousin rejection. I still struggle. I struggle with eyes wide open though, that as much as this life isn't all about me, it is about the path I choose to take.