David Evan Davis, Jr. (November 7, 1930 – March 27, 2011) was an automotive journalist and magazine publisher widely known as a contributing writer, editor and publisher at Car and Driver magazine and as the founder of Automobile magazine. (wikipedia)

He is quoted in Automobile Magazine (March, 1989)  as saying,  “I feel rather strongly that it is not fear of death that prevents most people from achieving everything they want in life but the fear of looking ridiculous.” 

Is that preventing you?