Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.