It is perfectly normal to be afraid on occasion. It is a powerful emotion that has kept us alive through the ages when the going has gotten rough. Fear need not paralyze you, however.
Fear can temporarily heighten your senses, but held unrelieved over time it can eat you up. The key to managing fear is knowing when its useful life has passed. When you develop the ability to perceive this watershed in the sequence of your reactions to the world around you, you’ll find that you can apply yourself resolutely to the separate and necessary matter of triumphing over it.
I’ve learned over time that the strong do indeed survive in this frightful world, but perhaps more important, the courageous overcome triumphantly.