Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

written by: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

****My fave quotes from the book….;)

“The bottom of every one of your fears is simply the fear that you can’t handle whatever life may bring you”

“If you knew you could handle anything that came your way, what would you possibly have to fear?…………the answer is: NOTHING”

“The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.”

“The only way to get rid of fear of doing something is to go out and do it.”

“Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, but so is everyone else.”

“People who refuse to take risks live with the feeling of dread that is far more severe than what they would feel if they took the risks necessary to make them less helpless – only they don’t know it”

“If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there “doing it” despite the fear, then we must conclude that FEAR IS NOT THE PROBLEM.”

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. I heard this a long time ago, and it still makes me smile. It constantly reminds me that you can drop an awful lot of excess baggage if you learn to play with life instead of fight it!!”

“Ships in harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships are build for. – John Shedd”

“The best way out is always through – Helen Keller”

“I’m not a failure if I don’t make it….I’m a success because I tried – Unknown”

“Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really frightening – Gertrude Stein”

“Denial creates inactivity…and so does hopelessness.”

“Remember that underlying all our fears is luck of trust in ourselves.”

“The knowledge that you can handle anything that comes your way is the key to allowing yourself to take risks.”

“They have discovered that security is not having things; its handling things”

“You’re not a failure if you don’t make it, you’re a success because you try.”

“If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

“One of the most valuable lessons in learning to diminish fear is embodied in the phrase, SAY YES TO YOUR UNIVERSE.”

“Acknowledgement of pain is very important; Denial is deadly.”

“The richer our lives, the more likely we are to experience the pain of loss….The more we are able to reach out into the world, the greater the likelihood is that we are going to experience failure or rejection. But those who are living rich lives wouldn’t change them for a moment. They delight in the oppurtunity to taste all that life has to offer – the good and the bad.”

“We can’t control the world, but we can control our reactions to it.”

“Dont push the river (it flows by itself) Stop fighting your life.”

“Security is not having money, it’s knowing you can do without it.”

” I can’t prove I am right , nor can anyone prove I am wrong……Why choose to be right instead of happy when there is no way to be right?”

“Patience means knowing it will happen….and giving it time to happen.”

About Miss_Pia

Neurotic Health-care Professional who enjoys sleeping, running, reading, introspecting, pole art and exploring new things and sometimes, places!
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