When you rise above your difficulties, push past your limitations, expand your horizons, defeat your problems, and face every fear you have head on, it doesn’t weaken you. It strengthens you. Because everything in the universe is comprised of energy, and energy can only be changed or transferred, not destroyed. So when you conquer your obstacles, you don’t just remove them from your path — you take their strengths into you, and make them your own.
Avoiding your fears allows them to feed off of your energy. Facing them gives their energy to you, and makes you stronger than ever.