Were you ever afraid of a neighborhood dog? Did you ever hurry by a house because you were intimidated by their beast in the yard?
It happened to me when I was a little boy. One day, I got tired of running. Instead, I picked up a stick and charged my tormentor. Guess what? The dog ran away. He was terrified of me!
There are things just like that dog which we face every day. Like barking dogs, they frighten us. It is only when we stop running and face our fears that we overcome them.
Somewhere along the way I learned a dictum that is true: "Do that which you fear, and your fear will disappear."