We are often afraid of trying something new, or get into something out of our routine. I've known for some time the real reason I resist trying new things and prefer routine is fear (what else?)—fear of the unknown. Our mind is clouded by "what ifs" and this is a serious impediment to self progress. We are worried about the response people might have about it and how we'll be judged for the same. There is a constant fear of being made fun of, if we happen to fail. How does one cope up with this situation?