Overcoming Your Fears

Fear has an incredible ability to completely paralyze the mind, or else motivate it. The way any one person experiences fear can vary greatly, and it either causes you to fail or succeed in the face of adversity. Some people have achieved great feats because they have looked straight at their fears and overcame them.

As with all things in reality, fear’s effect on you is all in how you perceive it. If you feel afraid of something, try to overcome the fear, harness that energy and use it for your benefit. Who knows? You may end up doing great things.

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
-Taylor Swift

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
-Marilyn Ferguson

Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.
-Queen Latifah

Always do what you are afraid to do.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
-Charles Stanley

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.
-Aeschylus

Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?
-Sandra Bullock

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
-Nelson Mandela

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