What is fear? The opposite of faith!
I took our soon to be 10 year old daughter to get her ears pierced last week. This was the THIRD time we had attempted this in 4 years. Our daughter is a sensitive creature BUT was determined to get them pierced and be brave this time. She had a dear friend with her who went first and when it was our daughters time to have hers done, I whispered to her, ‘What you are feeling is fear, it is a normal human emotion. Feeling the fear is more painful than the actual piercing of your ears. What you have to trust is that the other side of fear is a golden ray of sunshine!"
This whole process was good for her self-esteem and self-awareness, learning to move through the fear and not run from it.
It did help that there was promise of a big ice-cream cone at the end of it!