When opportunity knocks, it’s equal parts exciting and scary. This is as it should be. If the opportunity was pure excitement, everyone would be doing it. It’s the scary bits that separate the amateurs from the professionals.
Pros seek out fear because they know that the greatest opportunities are twinned with it.
What did Joseph Campbell say? The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. This stage of the hero’s journey is called the Ordeal, and without it, the hero can’t be heroic.
Fear is a required part of the journey. When you see it, be glad. It means you’re on the right track.