This is challenging to get across in words.
Dare to feel the fear. Dive into it. By diving into the fear I mean diving into the feeling. Observe the fear. If the fear is about to drown you – let it! You won’t drown. It’s just fear. On the other side there’s a level of peace and glory you’ve never seen. The fear is an illusion.
Don’t do stupid THINGS. Do not literally drown yourself. But meditate on the fear and learn to know it. This is the secret to emotional intelligence. IQ is not as important as it used to be, as technology does a lot of the smart work for us. Social intelligence and emotional intelligence are the most important intelligences (feels weird to grade intelligence into plural, LOL) for living a life with success and joy.