The way I see it, shyness will only get you so far, but being bold and having guts will get you further. Challenging yourself, can do wonders for you in all aspects of your life. Something came to me the other day, and I sat back and looked at what I had just done. Years ago I was "Team Shy" , but now I'm more willing to press through my nervous mood, and give things a try. So now, I've been "drafted" into "Team Brave". If that's what you want call to it.
But I also understand that it takes time to progress out of shyness. In a way, shyness can also be a good thing, but it's also good to challenge yourself, and then analyze the result of it.
There was this time a couple of years ago, I used to listen to jazz non-stop. Every time I would get in the car, It would be stuck on that same jazz radio station. And so I thought to myself, I wonder if I could create something better, or equal to it. And so I set up my "Recording Studio" in my room that was connected to my computer, and got to work on it producing the beats with a instrumental software program, and then the melodies to all of the songs came from my keyboard. It took a few weeks, but when I put my focus into it, and I was done creating the album, the cover to it, etc. and I took a step back at what I had done, that was one of the things that had motivated me to challenge myself from then on. Mind you, this was about four years ago. Everytime I listen to the album that I put my hard work into, I always seem to find something new about it that makes me want to emulate it even further, and not just in the sense of music.
So the point is that if you challenge yourself, even if you are shy, it should motivate you to take those guts and start making moves. You never know what could result from it. It may just turn out to be the most influencial and beautiful thing that ever happened to you.