After reading this article about fear on LandLopers, I was inspired to write about some of my own fears.
One big one for me is approaching strangers, and that fear of social rejection. Totally better to stare out the window than try to talk to the person next to me, right? It feels so much safer...
Although I am working on it, I make mistakes. Now, I know and FEEL the pain of letting fear win out, though. Instead of rationalizing (what will the other person really tell me? Or I will just waste their time), I now know that it was "my bad": letting fear be stronger than my goals.
I am a big fan of "wooooo fear conquered!!" stories, but this blog post from Landlopers above is even more courageous to me.