I have felt fear many times provides a major push to climb a wall, in the everyday and transgender world. The Army of all places taught me the power of overcoming obstacles in Basic Training. There was no way in hell, I wanted to fail myself and my fellow soldiers during training.
Perhaps it was just that attitude which helped me overcome the paralyzing fears when I first began to test the waters as a woman.
Turns out, I am not alone, check out these two comments from Connie and Paula: