Lack of confidence breeds doubt and fear
When seeking to face our fears, we need to be honest with ourselves. If we don’t admit our fears to ourselves, we can’t change the situation. Facing our fears takes courage! We can’t ‘think our way through fear’ i.e. by analysing what triggered the fear or projecting what could happen next /how we’ll deal with it etc. Those types of thoughts don’t diminish fear; but can actually increase it. Instead we need to do the counter-intuitive thing: I.e. let ourselves feel the fear, identify what we are exactly afraid of then take our fears apart logically and break them down into small bite-sized steps ie rather than a paralysing whole.