Talking to a classmate for 30 seconds is easier than talking to someone for 5 minutes.
Doing a 2-minute speech is easier than doing a 5-minute speech.
Standing 20 feet from a dog is easier than standing next to one.
Looking at a picture of a needle is easier than holding an actual needle.
Who is with you:
Going to the mall with a friend may be easier than going alone.
Letting yourself make a mistake when talking to your mom may be easier than making a mistake when talking to the sales assistant at a store, which may be easier than making a mistake when talking to your teacher.
Pick a specific goal: For example, if your goal is to get a needle, list all the steps you need to take in order to accomplish the goal. Steps might include: