I remember just a few years ago, I was scared to give presentations to a fairly big group at the company I worked for.
For MONTHS, I put it off making excuses. Letting someone else shine and take credit for great presentations,etc.
One day I just decided to do it.
The first time, I was nervous as HELL.
After it was over, I was relieved.
Second time still nervous, but less so, etc.
Eventually you realize it's no big f*cking deal and the crowd isn't going to do anything but stare at you like an idiot
Now, I have people ask me how I have the balls to do it and so many opportunities have opened up.
I have come to realize that the situation is NEVER as bad as you make it seem in your head. I kick myself for being a coward for so long. Who knows how many opportunities I've missed.
What irrational fears are holding you back?