Everything takes time and effort. This has to be true of virtually everything in life worth doing. It might be especially true when overcoming social anxiety disorder (SAD).
Several recent studies it have shown that social anxiety is very treatable with CBT. It just takes time to go through the process of change. But it also seems to be common that people give up before they have gotten all the benefits they can.
When you do the right things SAD will go away and you will be free. When you do the wrong things it will not go away and you will remain trapped.
I have defined the 3 biggest stumbling blocks that will hamper your progress and keep you trapped.
Learn how your brain tricks you into thinking and doing all sorts of crazy stuff. You won't believe it.