Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers was the first self-help book I ever read.
When I first read it, I had a new job and I hated it. It was way out of my comfort zone. I worried constantly about not managing the work, looking stupid in front of work colleagues and crashing on the commute to work.
Reading the book was the first time I examined fear. Without reading it, I would have continued to struggle. But the book changed my life, I acted despite my fear, started a new career and moved to a new city.
To start with here are the top quotes I say to myself when I feel scared.
5 Handy “Feel the Fear” Quotes To Repeat Daily to Supercharge Your Courage
Say these quotes to yourself when you need an extra boost.
Full List of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Quotes
1.) Feel the Fear and Do It, Anyway!
2.) Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.
3.) All you have to do to diminish the fear is to develop more trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way.
4.) I’ll handle it! (Side note say this to yourself whenever you feel scared of something – it helps)
5.) Every time you encounter something that forces you to “handle it,” your self-esteem is raised considerably. You learn to trust that you will survive, no matter what happens. And in this way your fears are diminished immeasurably.
6.) If you knew you could handle anything that came your way, what would you possible have to fear? The answer is: NOTHING!
7.) Each risk you take, each time you move out of what feels comfortable, you become more powerful.
8.) You’re not a failure because you don’t make it, you’re a success because you try.
9.) It’s better to take responsibility for whatever happens to you in life than always be the victim.
10.) Security is not having things; it’s handling things.
11.) Remember that underlying all our fears is a lack of trust in ourselves.
12.) The more you expand your comfort zone, the more powerful you become.
13.) Often we think, I’ll do it when I’m not so afraid. But in reality it works the other way round. The doing it comes before the fear goes away. The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.
14.) You must become want you would want to attract. Be the kind of person you would want to surround yourself with.
15.) When you blame any outside force for any of your experience of life, you are literally giving away all your power and thus creating pain, power and depression.
16.) Taking responsibility means not blaming yourself
17.) When you blame any outside force for any of your experience of life, you are literally giving away all your power and thus creating pain, power and depression.
18.) Say yes to your universe. Whatever happens in your life, just nod your head up and down instead of shaking it side to side.
19.) There is really only one person in the world who can make me happy, and that is ME!
20.) The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.
21.) It’s a problem” is another deadening phrase. It’s heavy and negative. “It’s an opportunity” opens the door to growth. Each time you can see the gift in life’s obstacles, you can handle difficult situations in a rewarding way. Each time you have the opportunity to stretch your capacity to handle the world, the more powerful you become
22.) The biggest pitfall as you make your way through life is impatience. Remember that being impatient is simply a way of punishing yourself. It creates stress, dissatisfaction, and fear.
23.) It takes constant repetition for newer and healthier patterns to take hold.