In our digital and media age there is a lot of fear spread around from so many sources. When you add that to the big one, that we all seem to have some feeling of not being being good enough in one way or another, its a wonder were are not paralyzed with fear all the time. I thought these quotes from some wise people offer some pretty good advice.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
Karl Augustus Menninger
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.