Never run away from your fears; see them for everything they really are, confront them, accept them, and they will disappear forever; hiding from fear only makes it stronger while convincing you it has gone, when you least expect, it returns. If in your travels you encounter something you don’t like about yourself, accept what’s there and work to change it; don’t defend or excuse it, just remain aware and the behavior itself will stop, any other action will only perpetuate a cycle.