Your fear. You've heard the old adage about it and so thinking about your fear—thinking about facing it—is common. Talking about facing your fear to friends, loved ones, yourself: also a road well traveled.
Actually facing your fear is something you can really only do on your own initiative. I suspect that taking up that gauntlet with as much courage as you can muster is inversely proportional to the reward.
Like learning to swim, no one can do it for you. You have to kick and paddle and see what happens next.