Don't be afraid of change, be afraid of staying the same when the world changes around you.
Don't be afraid that it all might fall apart and you'll be jobless, moneyless or loveless, be afraid that you will never know that there is more work, love and money out there than you will ever need
Don't be afraid that you are not good enough, be afraid that you will never allow yourself the opportunity to be the best you can be.
Don't be afraid of making mistakes, be afraid that you will never challenge yourself or try anything new.
Don't be afraid of being alone, be afraid that you will be surrounded by lots of people who don't know how the real you is so unbelievably awesome.
Don't be afraid of getting to old age and being frail and having not filled up your life the way you thought you should, be afraid of not getting to old age at all.
It's normal to be afraid, it's ok to be afraid, just be afraid of the things that you should be and let the fabulousness that is you be the awesome superhero shield that protects you from the things you shouldn't be afraid of.
(And if you haven't found your superhero shield, I bet there are a couple of people you know who have spares, just sidle up next to them, or text or email and say "I'm scared")
Julz Darroch at bigredball