Fear is an indicator. Fear tells you what is different, an unknown experience, a new trial of your abilities. Fear is your often irrational response to a challenge you have not yet undertaken.
You just have to see it that way.
When you embrace that challenge and succeed, your skill and knowledge in that arena improves. Even better than succeeding, in some respects, is if you fail. Your fear of failure, which is what stops most people from achieving their true potential, can be overcome at the same time as your fear of whatever challenge lay ahead of you. You will realize, once it happens, that what may have seemed like the worst outcome is actually not all that bad. And it can pave the way towards more audacious attempts at success in the future and open many doors down the road. An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
What challenges you, improves you.
What improves you, causes you to grow.
What can we take from this? That fear causes you to grow, but only if you tackle it head on.
How do you do that? Just think: how bad could the worst case be? Perhaps there is nothing to be afraid of at all. Definitely not failure.
The only failure I would fear is a failure to try.