Overcome everything that’s holding you back in life.
We have all been paralyzed by our fears at some point in our lives — they have a sneaky way of dictating our actions and reactions. More importantly, our fears have a way to blind us to all the numerous opportunities that would help us grow.
If you want to thrive, instead of just survive, you must face your fears. The problem is, we often think that fears are fixed and cannot be overcome. We think that this is just the way we are and will remain for the rest of our lives.
Well, we are wrong.
Recently, I started reading this book called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, where the author dissects two different types of mindsets, fixed and growth-oriented, that heavily affect our lives. For example, the people with a fixed oriented mindset don’t believe they can change crucial things like their personality, a relationship dynamic, or skill levels. In contrast, the growth-oriented people acknowledge their shortcomings, but also believe that they have the power to overcome them.
This made me think about how we deal with our fears.
When it comes to fears, those of us with a fixed mindset might believe that our fears are here to stay forever, and so they continue to have a paralyzing effect on us.
But the growth-oriented person knows that fear is just an obstacle that they need to face and overcome. They believe that we can fight our fears and rise above them. And they are right.
The benefits of facing our fears are endless. Firstly, it instills this belief that we are brave just for trying. So we don’t have any regrets.
We also tend to learn a lot from our experiences. And if we manage to overcome our fears, we can learn new skills, create and maintain healthy loving relationships, and chart out a life for ourselves that is not dictated by external forces or internal doubts.
The minute we decide to face our fears, something magical happens. In fact, even if we fail, we manage to gain confidence that is crucial to our growth. And once we have overcome our fears, new doors start opening for us and we start encountering endless opportunities to grow.
So, if you are looking for motivation through inspiring life quotes to help you to face your fears, look no further! These motivational quotes will make you feel like you’re ready to take on the world.
1. Face your fears to unearth the treasure.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. – Joseph Campbell
2. It’s just an obstacle in the way of progress.
Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward, stronger and wiser within ourselves.
3. Make your own decisions.
Don’t try to be fearless. Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you. – Chris Guillebeau
4. Take charge of your life and transform yourself.
Let yourself be the person you’ve secretly always wanted to be. – Troye Sivan
5. Your dreams and wishes are worth facing your fears.
Apply for that job. Date that person. Buy that plane ticket. Move to that city. Do all the things that scare you, because they’re worth it.
6. Take baby steps.
Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt
7. Your fears might reveal what you need to do.
What we fear most is usually what we need to do. – Tim Ferriss
8. Be brave.
Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is feeling the fear, the doubt, the insecurity, and deciding that something else is more important. – Mark Manson
9. What would you do if you were brave?
What would you do if you weren’t afraid? – Anonymous
10. On the other side of your fears lie an array of wonderful possibilities.
Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore the possibilities. – Tim Fargo
11. Don’t let anything control you.
There comes a time when you have to plant your feet, look your fear in the face, and say: “You don’t get to control me anymore!” – Mandy Hale
12. Dare to fly.
What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? – e.h.
13. Learn from the best.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
14. It’s just a state of mind that you have the power to change.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. – Napoleon Hill
15. Just do it.
What makes one brave? They asked and she said … “Doing it even though you are afraid is what makes you brave.” – Anonymous
16. Make that jump.
What we are–Leap of faith–What we want to be. Make the jump. – Anonymous
17. Our imagination can sometimes trick us.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. – Seneca
18. Don’t give up.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. – Albert Einstein
19. It’ll never go away if you don’t confront it.
What you resist persists. – Carl Jung
20. You’re limitless; don’t let any fears tell you otherwise.
The fears you don’t face become your limits. – Robin Sharma
21. What fear actually is.
Fear is an idea-crippling, experience-crushing, success-stalling inhibitor inflicted only by yourself. – Stephanie Melish
22. Get intimate with your fears.
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
23. Don’t let your past dictate your future.
The worst thing you can do is let your insecurities and past experiences push away someone that genuinely cares about you. -Kyle D. Jones
24. Don’t let that opportunity go.
In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein
25. How to acquire confidence.
The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do. – Anonymous
26. You have all you need to start now.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe
27. Listen to this trailblazer.
I invite you to step forward, to be seen and ask yourself: If not me, who? If not now, when? -Emma Watson
28. Take inspiration from the things you could do once you overcome your fears.
What would you do if you were afraid?
29. Don’t listen to others; they can’t live your life for you!
It’s your life! Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for living your way. – Anonymous
30. Finally, an amazing mantra to unleash your brave soul.
I release all things from the past that has caused negative attachment. I prepare and welcome new changes, new lessons, and new adventures. I welcome new opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
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Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.