The man that received five talents and also the man that received the two, doubled the investment from their master. The third man, that received one, didn’t earn any type of a return. 
The two that had profited brought their work to the boss, confident in what they had accomplished. The third, unsuccessful man, brought an excuse. He blamed the boss for being too demanding and then told him that he buried it. The irrational fear of failure and lack of respect for his master determined this man’s disappointing outcome. 
You serve a God that deserves your upmost respect. When you respect him there is nothing to fear. Go after whatever he has given you to do. He isn’t setting you up to fail. He is setting you up to prosper and glorify him. 
Scripture taken from: Matthew 25:14-30