Inspiring notes and quotes from: “Feel the fear and do it anyway” by Susan Jeffers
Even if your life looks the same on the outside, it really is your own internal peace and growth that determines where you really are.
“The way you use words has a tremendous impact on the quality of your life.” For example, instead of saying: I should/ I could, it is a problem/ it is an opportunity and, if only/ next time.
Expand your comfort zone, do something that stretches you a little more everyday. “Take a risk a day- one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it. Even if it doesn’t work out the way you wanted it to, at least you’ve tried. You didn’t sit back…..powerless.”
Good questions to ask yourself are: what are all the payoffs you get from staying stuck in your life? What are the things you don’t have to face or do?
Start acting on what it is that you really want in your life, and stop waiting for someone to give it to you.
“Given commitments, clear goals and action, it’s just a matter of time.”
Don’t be afraid to talk about your plans, in order to properly investigate, by fear that if it doesn’t work out you will look like a failure. “You’re not a failure if you don’t make it, you’re a success because you try.”
“Remember that underlying our fears is lack of trust in ourselves”.
“Security is not having things, it’s handling things.”
“So- lighten up! Whatever happens as a result of your decision, you’ll handle it!”
” When you can take responsibility for your decisions, you become a lot less angry at the world, and, most important, a lot less angry at yourself!”
Shift from being afraid of making a mistake to being afraid of not making a mistake. If you are not making any mistakes, you are not learning or growing.
“Put signs in your home and office that says IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER to remind yourself when you are being needlessly obsessive. Also put signs in your home and office that says SO WHAT! I WILL HANDLE IT!”
“…with a positive attitude, value can be created from anything that happens in life.”
“Acknowledgment of pain is very important, denial is deadly.”
“When we don’t acknowledge our pain, it will be transferred into a bodily symptom, anger or something equally destructive.”
” We can’t control our world but we can control our reactions to it.”
” I am finding value in everything that happens to me.”
“It’s easy to give when you feel abundantly endowed, but you only feel that way when you give, not before!”
When we give from a place of love, rather than from a place of expectation, more usually comes back to us, than we could ever have imagined.”
“We need to go through many life experience before the power within is brought forward in all it’s glory.”
“Unless you use the muscles that lifts you to your higher self, it will weaken- just as your body weakens when it is not used.”
“We move into true adult status, where we have much to give this world.”