Volunteer for the uncomfortable. You’ll get much more out of memberships and interactions if you are more than merely a passive participant. Don’t take the safe route and do things only in your comfort zone. Your career isn’t at stake, only your ego. Volunteer for tough jobs no one else wants to do and you’ll be a hero.
Mindset: Experiment with building your skills and confidence in “safe” environments where no one else is willing and your volunteering will create support for your efforts.