There’s a tale of a monster that would come out of the dense forest and pillage the local villagers. The villagers went to the local medicine man for help. He said for four goats he’d scare the monster off so he didn’t come back anymore.
The villagers agreed to the deal. The local medicine man stood at the road from the forest to the village waiting for the monster to appear. When the monster appeared, he stepped in front of him and stared him down until the monster ran back into the dense forest never to return again.
“The moral of the story?” you ask. When a person is willing to stare at his fears again and again, eventually he sees the truth beneath the fear, and the fear wanes, never to return.
It’s only the fears that we don’t face that become our limits, and overcome us.