Afraid of being laughed at?
Afraid of making a mistake?
Afraid of failing?
Afraid of succeeding?
Afraid of being uncomfortable?
There can be ZERO success until we kill all of these fears. Every self-improvement book I've read, published from the turn of the last century to the turn of this century, has hammered home this one major point: you must kill your fear if you are to have any success in life.
Don't get confused. As Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a graduation speech, take risks but don't be reckless.
The following two blogs discuss variations of the same theme.
Addicted2Success says don't play it safe.
zenhabits says get out of your comfort zone.
We artists need to listen to this advice, then live it.