The most common reaction in a fearful situation is the attitude of, “I can’t!”
This is the fear of failure that stops us from taking action. It is experienced physically, starting in the pit of your stomach. However, fear is an appalling emotion that undermines our happiness and can hold us back throughout our lives. And getting through our fears is a skill that anyone can learn. While curiosity may have killed the cat, it certainly won’t do you any harm when investigating your fears! I feel like getting curious about what thoughts generate your fear is the first step to actually overcoming it. Also, as you emphasised on the fear of ‘failiure’ as such, while it can be immobilizing, when we allow our fears to stop our forward progress in life, we’re likely to miss some great opportunities along the way.