I used to be afraid of spiders until I lived in an apartment infested with brown recluses. For some reason that cured me for the most part.
I used to have driving anxiety because my mind would think of it too literally - the actual sense of speed, weight, inertia, how easily a fatal collision could occur, and I would vividly visualize all the scenarios, but I've mostly gotten past that.
I have fears, but it's more generalized now. I work to get rid of any of which I'm conscious.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY