Every time we retreat from what we fear, we create a feedback loop. Our inner wiring starts telling us that what we ran away from is dangerous. The proof of which is that we ran away.
Left unchecked, our continued retreat from what we fear start making us smaller, and the world around us more dangerous. We allow the tyranny of fear to expand and control us. We allow fear to impose limits to our lives.
To stand tall is to accept life and all the fear-inducing stuff it throws at us. To stand tall is to confront what scares us with eyes open, and keep moving ahead.
Stand tall. Feel the fear and do it anyway.