You can fail by NOT doing anything but you can’t succeed with that strategy. What would be good to do? Begin.
At first, it may seem unnatural to extend your hand to a newcomer. Naturally, unnatural becomes natural the more you do it. Do it.
What would you do if you were NOT afraid? Act like you’re not and just do it. That’s it? Yes, except for the preparation part.
At the end of your comfort zone is a world of possibility that can make you VERY comfortable and HAPPY, IF you enter it. Do it.