It may be scary to be present. You have no control and all the control. What you do next is all on you. There is no future, there is no past. Just right now and an empty space on either side. Is that scary? I guess this depends on how wide and full you make the present.
If all of our concerns are placed on what we've done and where we're going then yeah, it's a bit scary to be in the moment. We're otherwise so used to living a fantasy land in which we can plan for success or feel secure in having done the "right" thing.
Every moment is a reset. You don't keep points from the past and you can't win points now to redeem them in the future. Do the best you can. Be where you are. Start where you are.