Blockade of Fear
I don't know exactly when it happened, but over the past several years my anxiety about flying in an airplane has increased. In college I flew 6 or more times per year and never had any issues, but now I get nervous. Leading up to a trip it weighs on my thoughts and I can't seem to shake it.
The problem is, I love to travel. If I didn't know the joy, exhilaration, and fulfillment that comes from traveling, especially internationally, I probably would avoid flying the rest of my life. But that moment when the tires screech on the runway, I know I'm safely in a far away land and about to experience things that will change me for life.
Maybe there are things you're afraid of too, afraid to try, and you avoid them or procrastinate at all costs. But what if you knew doing that thing would bring exponentially more joy than fear? Once you know the reward it becomes easier to take the risk, but it rarely works in that order. Don't let fear stop you this time.