Enjoy criticism from your male friends.
Good friends should not tolerate mediocrity in one another. You will live truly and be authentic if you give each other honest feedback. You will both grow.
Once a week, sit down with your closest male friends and discuss what you are doing and what you are afraid of doing.
Keep it short and simple. Get honest feedback from your friends.
Give honest feedback to your friends in the same way.
You will both grow.
Choose friends who live on the edge by facing their fears and living just beyond them.
Such friends can give you advice, recommend specific actions you should take, and give you the support necessary to live in the freedom just beyond your edge.