Maddi had a tryout for a new netball team tonight.

She was terrified.

But when she got home from school, she quickly got changed into her sporting apparel and, with trepidation, we went to the tryout.

There were over 20 other girls, many much older than her, but she took a deep breath and threw herself into the trial.

It would have been easy for her not to go.

She could have made a whole range of excuses (not that we would have let her).

But she desperately wants to play for this team, so she bravely had a go.

What do you really want to do?

Apply for that dream job?

Study that course?

Ask that person out on a date?

I get that you may be afraid, but don’t let fear hold you back from trying.

It may not work out.

You may not get the result that you are hoping for.

But you’ll get nowhere if you allow your fear to control you.