Never allow someone else's assessment of yourself to govern your own self-confidence. Use your voice to defend. Eleanor's advice on how to overcome your fears is to simply face them head-on. Have faith in yourself that you will persevere.
Know that you will emerge from the current crisis even stronger. I learned that if I wanted to have the life I dreamed of living — a life full of joy, purpose and fulfillment — I needed the courage to face my fears, to reject security and comfort to grow, and to accept change and uncertainty willingly. Published in 1960, just two years before his death, the book contains many life lessons that still resonate with us today. But the life I was trained for, or the life I chose to live, was a life of acquiescence, comfort, shyness and fear.