Whatever you avoid will follow you.
What you fail to master will have mastery over you.
Going around might work, but might take more time.
A good solution for you last/next/current challenge is the same: Go right through it. Benefits:
- You defeat the habit of fear, which is more debilitating than all other human emotions combined…
- While developing the emotional muscle to know you can handle the next thing…
- While putting other people and your feelings on notice that anything that gets in your way will be directly confronted. Knowing this, most would rather get out of your way than face conflict with someone who is ready to defend himself.