Everyone has an opinion. And you didn't even ask for one!
What is the balance between learning from others and trusting yourself?
I love things that are counter-intuitive. Going toward something that scares you is definitely one of those things.
Here’s one of my favorite mottos: "If you are scared of something, learn more about it" - because it takes things one step slower. You don't even have to go towards it, you can just learn more about it.