You can't be afraid to fail! Anything I have ever attempted I have no doubt failed at in the beginning, that is a necessity to get good at something and get what you want because if you give in to fear you won't even try, you can't be paralyzed by fear or failure or you will never push yourself.
For the vast majority of us we are on autopilot to conform to the rules of life or work and not think outside the box to get what we want, so we are scared of making decisions, scared to stand up to the boss and say what is needed, scared to pluck up the courage to go ask that someone on a date because of the fear of rejection. The only way you will beat fear is by standing up, facing it and punching it in the face! If fear knocks you down, get straight back up and tell it that it hits like a bitch!
So let me ask you. What is the benefit of allowing fear to hold you back?
You don't have to be perfect, people don't have to like you. It's not going to happen. You have to be ready for people not to like you because all that is is people being jealous of you because you have took the first step in life towards getting what you want and being happy by standing up to fear and saying "NO".
I don't care how much you have to lose, I don't care how big you think this challenge is going to be, I'm not saying it's going to be easy, I'm saying it's going to be worth it. So go get whatever it is you want, fear is your biggest enemy, fear is not real. Will you allow something that only exists in your head to hold you back?
You owe it to yourself to try!
"Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases" - Dr Smiley Blanton
Fly your own flag