I'm read this nice article Skateboard Fear Tips - How to Conquer Skateboarding Fear. It would be interesting to substitute the word skateboarding with learning. Let's see how it turns out:
"Conquering your fear is a huge part of learning. ... Yes, I said it should be scary. You can get hurt learning. Your fear comes from you being aware of that fact. So, it's a good thing. It shows that you aren't stupid! But, it's only a good thing to a point. Once you understand that you might get hurt, and once you have a healthy respect for what you are doing, continuing being afraid only holds you back.And so, here are some steps that might help you get past your unhealthy fear of learning:
Learning Fear Tips - Take Your Time
A lot of the time, fear in learning comes from pushing yourself too hard. ... Take your time with learning - learn at your own speed. Being relaxed and loose will help your learning in so many ways. Relax, breathe, and learn at your own pace.
Learning Fear Tips - Fall a Few Times
That might sound weird, but falling actually helps a lot in building your confidence in learning. ...
Learning Fear Tips - Ramp Up Slowly
As you learn to learn, there are some things that are just scary to do. For some of these, you can slowly build up to having more confidence. ...
Most learners don't want to hear this, but practice is very important in learning! ... If you are scared of doing something, then follow the above tips, and practice a lot. Eventually, you'll be fine.
Learning Fear Tips - Commit
... You need to commit to it. If you are trying a trick, you have to commit to seeing it through, or it simply won't work. Understanding that is important!If you don't commit to tricks, then you actually have a better chance of hurting yourself. I know, it sounds strange, but it's true! ...
Learning Fear Tips - When All Else Fails...
All of these tips and all of this advice should help you on your way to conquering your learning fear. Sometimes, however, you just need to push through it. Just reach deep, grab a hold of your courage and do it. Whatever the trick or maneuver is, if you know it's at your level, and you are as relaxed as you are going to get, and you've practiced and ramped up as much as you can - if, after all of that, you are still scared, then just kick yourself in the butt and just do it. You might fall, you might get hurt, but like I said, that's OK! Falling and failing is part of learning. You'll heal ..., and you'll just do it again later. But that time, you'll be wiser, and closer to landing the trick."
Ah yes, that was fun!