The part of this passage that stood out to me is about the need to control fear.
I have little experience with this in regard to war and fear of death.
But I do know about the fear of failure, the fear of losing face, and the fear of criticism (Don’t we all?).
To get over the hump on this, try living like you are already dead.
And understand that creatively (in many regards): Failure is a myth.
I think that it’s simply a question of controlling your response to a situation that puts you in peril. Even if that peril is 100% psychological.
Fear is normal. In fact, fear is good. Fear is what warns you when things are dangerous. Fear is what makes you prepare. Fear keeps us out of a lot of trouble. So there is nothing wrong with fear. But fear can also be overwhelming. It can be unreasonable. It can cause you to freeze up and make bad decisions or hesitate when you need to act. So you have to learn to control fear.
-Jocko Willink, The Way Of The Warrior Kid