Fear is wasted energy. I tell people that all the time. The energy expended entertaining fear would be better spent putting toward something useful.
Often we fear things simply because we don't know about them or understand them. Once we face the fear, we often find out there was nothing to fear in the first place.
I'll give you one small example. Once I'm home and "in for the night", the darkness can be fear inducing. I might hear noises and imagine all sorts of things lurking in the night. Sometimes I'll go around the house to make sure all my doors and windows are closed and locked. I'm entertaining fear. Once I realize that, I boldly walk to the door, step outside and enjoy the night air, moon and stars. What seemed foreboding turns out to be pleasant, relaxing and even friendly.
Facing your fear takes away it's power over you. It's freeing and liberating. I read that fear has two meanings:
1. Forget Everything And Run
2. Face Everything And Rise
The choice is yours!