I subscribe wholeheartedly to the concept that out of chaos comes order. Chances make champions. This life is not for the timid. Fear is a great motivator but not when it fills you with trepidation.
Welcome adversity; your character is measured by how you react when faced with it, not just one thing but many things all at once, insurmountable things. Attack today full force. Dive in head first. Sometimes you end up in the bottom of an empty pool. But at least you dove!
No one said it would be easy, not many noble pursuits are. The hard way tends to be the better way.
Maybe this isn’t the path you’ve chosen but it’s the one that chose you.