I sometimes think that people are more scared of discomfort than they are of actual pain. Nobody talks about how much something might actually hurt; they talk about how awkward it could be.
Still though, we need to do new things and have new experiences. They open our eyes and expand our minds. And if the biggest obstacle to actually doing those things is our own personal discomfort, then we have to do what we can to break out of out comfort zones to make it happen.