Its a good article and it reads well but I believe somewhat narrow in telling the story that is “never told” about entrepreneurs… Indeed there is fear driving us but I think it is window framing to state fear is the single fuel behind what truly drives startups.
Fear, I agree is an important aspect but fear is an emotion that plays a role in many things humans do in life. Fear of a consequence in any situation does motivate. The 9-5 guy fears many things as well and perhaps he/she is even more afraid. Fear keeps him/her going in and doing their job everyday whether or not they like it because otherwise they would be fired and face the many consequences of that.
In my opinion, there are far more factors motivating an entrepreneur to get up and hussle. For instance: Intrigue for learning, fear of failing, excitement regarding achievements, passion for innovating in an industry I enjoy and hope that maybe I can create something new that people love to use …….are some of the things that motivate me most. and of course caffeine 😀