11 Motivational Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears

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Have you ever really thought about it, the things that distract you, that are holding you back?

Are they worth fearing? Are they really worth the angst, the stress?

Probably not.

I’ve found most of the things we worry about never eventuate or are not as bad as we’d feared.

  1. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie
  2.  “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”  Napoleon Hill
  3. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” George Burns
  4. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” Judy Blume      luck success win happy good irish clover four leaf fate motivation
  5. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” Tony Robbins
  6.  “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” Norman Vincent Peale
  7. “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
  8. “Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”  Orison Swett Marden
  9. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Coco Chanel
  10. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  11.  “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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'11 Motivational Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears' have 3 comments

  1. February 18, 2016 @ 8:05 am Christopher

    …..also ” If I had my life to live again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner….” T.Bankhead and “Sometimes You Win….Sometimes You Learn…” J.C Maxwell.


  2. February 18, 2016 @ 9:28 am Annemarie

    Do the thing you fear and death of fear is certain. Emerson


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