This is an interesting reframe:

“People who think they fear failure have got it wrong. They really fear success. If you truly feared failure, you’d be very successful.” — Barbara Sher in I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What it Was.

The fear of failure can hide the actual fear of something more specific. Getting to that specific something is useful because the more specific we can get, the more likely we will be able to find a real solution.