The only way to get over fear is to face it head on. Easier said than done, to be sure. With determination comes strength and courage. Often, a controlled environment makes facing one’s fears more tenable. Controlled environments can be like a stepping stone between a position of abject fear, and facing that of which one is afraid completely head-on. It can be a process, but one which is well worth the struggle and the discomfort one faces along the way.
Sometimes, however, determination is not enough. A helping hand is required. A guide. A mentor. Someone who has already faced the things of which one is afraid. Someone with whom one can build trust and therefore begin to face and experience the very things one has spent so many years fearing.
The world is full of surprises. When one makes oneself available to be surprised, amazing, unexpected things can happen and when one takes a leap and asks (God, the universe, Craig, whatever the case may be) for a helping hand, a guide, a mentor, one just might get exactly what they needed, but more than they dared hope for.
In the end, when one is open, patient, and persistent, determination, a controlled environment, and the aid of a guide will ultimately lead to success.