Of course there is a healthy fear, one that keeps us safe. Distinguishing between false fear and healthy fear is wisdom. Dale Carnegie challenges his students to think about; "What is the worst thing that could happen?" in any given circumstance. If it is something you can live with, go for it.
Chances are the worst thing that could happen, won't. Our minds can make up all manner of ridiculous scenarios' given half a chance. We all know someone who has the ability to make up an entire mountain in their mind, given the smallest, minutest, molehill.
I wonder what could happen if we asked ourselves; "What's the best thing that could happen?"
I've never been one to freak out, or even really be fearful of much. The older I get, the less I see to fear. In fact, some of the scariest things I've put myself through, turned out to be the most life changing. Mostly for the good.
Taking a chance in life is the only way to make changes. Time is going by, whether or not you take a chance, make a change. Recently I started brushing my teeth with peroxide and baking soda. They were getting yellow and made me feel self conscious about smiling. It didn't happen over night, but that small change has made my teeth whiter.
Small changes can make a big impact. Starting an exercise program, taking a class, a different way to do anything can change how you feel about yourself, your life. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
All change starts first in your mind. Don't let fear squash your dreams, squash the fear instead. You won't know if you can, until you try.
Fantasizing the freedom to take chances and make changes to enrich my life.