You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884- 1962)
If you always run from what you are afraid of, you will become weak, scared, and shy. However if you face you fears you will gain strength, courage, and confidence.
Take reading mass for example. In 7th grade when I first read I could barely focus, I was so nervous. Then I read this year, and it was ok. When I read for the third time, I realized I wasn't nervous at any time during the mass. 2 weeks ago I actually volunteered to read which is something I never would have imagined doing. Now I am confident about reading in Mass.