Check out the great talk about motivation to language learning. Benny Lewis describes the main excuses of people, who don’t want to learn any language and have no motivation to do that.
My language skills are not perfect and after seeing this video I realized that the two of the excuses which are mentioned in the talk I’m using from time to time. The main point of this video for me is that doing mistakes by speaking the foreign language is not bad and that native speakers will not make fun of me if I say anything bad.
So try to learn something new and don’t be afraid.