People typically assume that being afraid means what they want to do is wrong. But often people are afraid because what they are attempting is unfamiliar, not wrong.
If you wait until you aren't afraid before taking a healthy risk, trying something new, or stepping out of your comfort zone, you may never do it. Fear doesn't have to be a stop sign. See it as a yield sign. Make sure you are safe and then step on the gas and go for it!
- Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, author of Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors and Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors