John McCutcheon said it best:
"Courage has no meaning without fear."
You can't show courage unless fear is first felt. You can't succeed unless there is a struggle; anything less than a struggle and it's not "success", but merely movement.
Downhill, at that.
It's when we face our fears ... our demons ... our problems ... that we can overcome. Surrender, defeat, retreat -- those are only temporary delays. If we wish a result in our favor, we must push forward.
Keep your chin up, look for the path to success, and don't forget that sometimes brute force is, in fact, the best way.
All The Best,