Wasn't sure where to put this, but here goes. I seem to be afraid of too many things in life, and always think of the worst instead of how things can benefit me. It took me years to summon up enough courage to seek therapy, but it seems I may even be failing at that. My therapist tells me to not be scared, to just go and talk to people and do social things, but it's not that easy. That is why I am seeking therapy in the first place, because I don't know how to do any of those things. I feel like if I talk about what I want to do, then fail to do it, I am letting others down, but especially myself. I feel that I am not making enough progress, even though I have been in therapy less than a month, and my therapist agrees that I should be doing more to help myself. I know this behavior can't change overnight, but I am worried that I never will be able to change it. So how do you stop fearing everything in life and stop being a coward and a failure and disappointing everyone?