Calculated risks: Start in the tide pool before venturing into the ocean
Creating something new is risky! People may laugh; your idea may not work, costing you time and money. A simple step of calculating the risk beforehand can help you to understand what you are stepping into. Decide what is the worst thing that can happen? And what is its likelihood?
Start in the tide pool before venturing into the ocean. What is the harm of picking up a pencil and making a drawing? You risk wearing down your pencil and wasting a sheet of paper.
There is little risk in singing in the shower, or in your car on your commute, why not try to make up your own words. There is little risk in practicing a speech in front of some close friends, little risk in molding a piece of clay, or writing an essay. Find a low risk environment and use it as test laboratory and see what grows. Practice swimming in the shallows before getting in over your head.