"They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them."
This is Gordon Ramsay talking about chefs and ultimately himself. This is true because a chef creates art that will be experienced by others. When your work is before others, it comes at a risk of being critiqued. This quote also applies to musicians, interior designers, hair stylist and writers. Most likely, this quote applies to most human beings that do anything.
This is important to understand and believe. If we understand that everyone feels the same way we feel, maybe it lessens the fear just enough that we aren't paralyzed from acting. You have the desire to create and need to overcome the feeling that you don't have the confidence to put your work out there.
You either put your work, art or beliefs out there with the risk of being judged, labelled and possibly ridiculed or you bury your work out of fear. But, only by taking that chance do you have the ability to do something that matters. Take the risk.