Fear affects us all. It's as powerful a motivator as anything else. Yet, fear can also stop us in our tracks.
I have always tried not let fear control my behavior. Too often, however, I am driven underground ignoring what needs my detailed attention. This behavior last too long. Before long I get bored; slowly taking on the process of giving my attention to vanquish the fear.
Setbacks are just that until the setbacks take a back seat. I overcome them by ignoring the fear and jump in with both feet without looking. I swim through the mess until it is conquered.
My fear is not gone; it is temporarily ignored.