One needs to understand there is a huge difference between shyness and severe social anxiety.
I believe many people who are "shy" have an endearing quality about
them. They also seem to "listen" very well - a great characteristic! I also believe "shyness" may be something you are born to be, and may be something you were meant not to change about
you! I don't believe simple shyness precludes you from a wonderful quality of life - thinking otherwise sounds a bit prejudicial. As you become older, you will probably understand this better.
P.S. I am not what one would call a "shy" person.