I love the part about facing your fears.
I've had some pretty cool things happen when I realized that I was afraid of actually getting what I wanted, and basically decided, "even if that happens, it'll be worth it. I accept this risk."
I was just thinking about a couple things and decided to try "facing my fears" about them so to speak -- it was kind of scary/uncomfortable at first, to actually admit to myself what I was afraid would happen, but then it was like another part of me stepped in and said "but I believe that I can handle this because _____." It was neat. We'll see what happens there.
Thank you for posting this!