Let's be honest, facing your fears is not easy. So remember to reward yourself when you do it!
Specific rewards can motivate you to achieve big goals. For example, plan to get yourself a gift (video game, music, clothes, a treat) or to do something fun (go to a concert, a movie, out to dinner) when you finally ask out the person you like or go for that summer job interview.
Talk to your parents and friends to see if they might help you celebrate when you reach an important goal.
Don't forget the power of self-talk. Tell yourself: "I did it!" "That was awesome!" "I rock!" – it feels good!