It's not a choice, really. I discovered that the hard way when I stopped singing for awhile twice; because I never learn the hardest things the first time. I had a full-on panic attack after the second lapse, realizing that I may never sing again or I may never know what my own unique voice sounds like or feels like. After allowing fear, doubt, anxiety, shame, ... you name it, keep me from having the courage to even try for 20+ years, I decided: "What do I have to lose?" I had more to lose in the long-run by not trying than whatever pride, ego, or whatever I would lose if I did.