And, it's absolutely OK to be afraid. As Susan Jeffers put it: "Feel the fear and do it anyway."
The more fear you have, the greater the courage it takes to overcome it. A courageous person isn't someone without any fear, it's a person that is terrified and feels the fear and does it anyway.
|"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."-- Christopher Reeve|