Today, I found Courage from Twitter*:
Sometimes Courage can be found in the most obscure places, but when we do find it, it's like "Pow!!!, where have you been all my life?!"
Courage is a powerful thing, but so is Fear. One will propel you into the great unknown, give you a freedom like nothing else, allow you to soar with the eagles; the other will chain you down, drag you deep into a cloud of darkness, and make for an unfulfilled life.
I've read several places, when faced with a decision, or something new, especially something a little frightening (like changing jobs, going back to school, jumping out of an airplane), ask yourself:
"What's the worst thing that can happen?"
If the answer is something that is absolutely negative, then, weigh that against the positive. If the answer is something that can be remedied, then, what's holding you back?
Make a list of pros and cons if necessary. Talk to people who have done the thing you're wanting to do. But, whatever you do, don't 'do nothing.'
*I'm not adept at social media manners, so I didn't know whether or not to include the original submitters' names of the tweets, or not; decided to err on the side of caution.