That's why you're here. That's why you keep inventing things.
Even if you didn't want to be an innovator, you would still be inventing.
It's what you do. It's who you are. Creativity just might be your most fundamental belief.
Innovating is hard. Inventing and dreaming up a new device or process is pretty easy for you. But innovating a business or revenue stream around your inventions is hard work. It's a lot of very hard work.
And the hardest part is the fear.
There is fear of failure. Maybe nobody will like or buy your idea. Maybe your mother even thinks it's a bad idea, even if she won't tell you.
There is fear someone will steal your idea. Stories are plenty of inventors who have been ripped off. And some of them are true. Sometimes the people who profess to help inventors prototype, market, and sell their inventions actually steal the ideas for themselves. And other times they drain inventors of their money, energy, time, and resources.
There is fear of the unknown. This is really hard for inventors, because inventors fundamentally push themselves to learn new things based on a clear understanding that there are new things, unknown principles and truths, that are out there ready to be gathered, discovered, and understood. But knowing so much "unknown" exists also makes it easy to be always fearful of not knowing enough. You might call it hesitation or systematic learning, instead of fear, but your drive to create from the "unknown" also feeds your fear and hesitation, pushing you into a learning cycle at the expense of taking meaningful action.
Ultimately, the most debilitating of all fears might be the fear of success. After all, success might be the greatest unknown to many of us. It seems foreign and uncomfortable, so we avoid it. We don't admit to ourselves that we're avoiding it--we just keep learning at the expense of doing and succeeding.