If you don’t like something change it. Or try to change it. Or at least find out what you would have to do to change it. The worst possible case is that you realize that it is going to be a lot of work to make that change and you just aren’t willing to put the time into doing it. Alright. You figured out it isn’t worth the effort so you decide not to complain about it anymore. That is at least a move in the right direction!
Now, I’m not saying that I don’t complain. I complain just as much as everyone else. I frequently complain about my “first world problems” even though I know they aren’t really problems. But I figured out a couple of years ago that it was actually better for me personally to just go ahead and do something instead of whining. (Although most consider whining an awesome competitive sport, it really isn’t as great for the non-participants.)
So, what are you afraid of anyway? Most likely you can handle the task so just start plodding along. It gets easier after the first few steps. This isn’t a competition (regardless of what people say), this is your life! Are you afraid of failing? It is a horrifying thought that you could be the neighborhood laughing stock. It could happen, but you could also be the person that everyone envies. You won’t know how it turns out until you give it a try. The good news/bad news is that people are already making comments about you behind your back. Why not go ahead and live your dream and give them something more meaty to chat about?
What would you do if you could not fail? Write that list and then change the title “What I will try even if I fail.” Now, get to work.