We only fail when we fail to try. ANYTHING that is out of our comfort zone is always scary
On the TV show 'Castle' (the title character is a famous fiction mystery writer) his daughter asked him why he keeps a rejection letter fraamed in his office. He responded that it "reminds me of what I've overcome." This is why I keep framed 'fat pictures' in my house: to remind me of what I have overcome.
One of the first articles I read when I joined Spark was on Lincoln's list of failures. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
The feeling of overcoming that fear is amazing, and if you don't TRY, you will always wonder 'what if?'