Overcoming our fear doesn't mean convincing ourselves to stop being afraid of something so we can finally do the thing we're scared to do. It means doing something even though we may be afraid the whole time.
Overcoming our fear often means becoming even more afraid, because we are doing the scary thing, rather than avoiding it.
We are being with our fear, feeling our fear, while in motion with the very thing that makes us afraid.
We are not overcoming the feeling of fear, but rather, overcoming the feeling of being stuck in it. Once fear doesn't stop us, we can still be afraid of everything, but the fear doesn't hold us back. It accompanies us, but it doesn't control us.
So let us aim not to be fearless, but rather, full of fear while we move in the direction of its source. Because if we wait until we are fearless to do the thing we are afraid of, we may wait forever.