Doesn't look like a real word, does it?

I'm feeling a little preachy... I hope you can forgive me. You see, while hiking the other day, I was chewing on this little thought. The chewing turned to contemplating, which itself finally turned into full-on, hardcore waxing philosophical. Around the time I was beginning to wonder if my heels were bleeding, I had boiled my precious little thought down to the following -

We should use our fears as motivation; not as something to run from, but rather something to advance toward, so that we may learn to accept them, understand them, and with time, outgrow them.

That is all...