Let these carefully curated motivational overcoming fear quotes and sayings from famous personalities, philosophers, and thinkers help us live a truly fearless life.
We are all born with fear. The fight and flight mode (stress mode) was given to us by evolution to avoid physical danger.
There can be a variety of fear that may haunt us badly; fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of losing a job, fear of death, fear of reputation, fear of divorce, and so on.
Whatever reason brings this insecurity in us and makes us live in anxiety; fear is not easy to get rid of.
Will power won’t help after a certain point but, on the contrary, makes one a hypocrite; we may exhibit overconfidence on the outside but remain shaky, anxious, with constant pressure not to be fearful.
Remember, psychological fear is not to be suppressed but to be understood.
Physical fear to some extent is good as it triggers an involuntary response and alerts us of potential threats to protect our body.
The psychological fear that exists as thoughts and has not yet happened in reality slowly kills us from inside and doesn’t allow us to live light-heartedly.
What is the best way to overcome fear?
The only way to overcome psychological fear is to gather the inner courage to face it and understand the way fear operates.
Carl Jung has a powerful quote on overcoming fear, ‘ Where your fear is, there is your task.’
Go ahead and do exactly what the mind intimidates you not to do in life. Right action always involves a fearless mind.
It can be fear of heights, fear of water, fear of driving, fear of social interaction, fear of leaving a loveless job and starting a new business, fear of leaving a toxic relationship as there is so much material security intertwined, etc.
It could be anything. Just attempt your nightmares and leap in faith without thinking too much.
Do the very thing that scares you since you know your betterment lies in coming out of your comfort zone and attempting the new.
That’s the practical and sane way of facing your fears courageously and accomplish things in life for real.
Our unattempted psychological fear stops us from living a life we want to live and shows up as frustrations in our daily lives and turns into untold regrets in old age.
Do not let it happen to you. We all have one precious life to live, and we don’t have infinite time to play safe.
A life of fear may give you false comfort and security but will steal all the real moments of life.
That’s the reason why most human beings live a dull, bored, and sorrowful life with glimpses of happiness once in a while.
Best Overcoming Fear Quotes and Sayings
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
– George Edward Woodberry
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
– Francis Chan
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
– W. Clement Stone
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
– Dale Carnegie
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
– Jerry Gillies
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
– Japanese Proverb
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is to be understood.
– Marie Curie
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
– Mary Ferguson
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
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
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
– Coco Chanel
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
– Denis Waitley
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
– Rabindranath Tagore
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you
– Eric Hoffer
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
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.
– Arthur Ashe
Fear can’t hold a candle to unswerving faith, much less muster up the guts to even attempt to blow it out.
– B.G. Jett
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
– Bertrand Russell
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
– Karl Augustus Menninger
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
– James Stephens
Go back a little to leap further.
– John Clarke
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
– Theodore Roosevelt
I failed my way to success.
– Thomas Edison
Don’t obsess about the failures. Instead, investigate and close the successes.
– Chip Heath and Dan Heath
We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
– Samuel Smiles
Fight your fears and you’ll be in battle forever. Face your fears and you’ll be free forever.
– Lucas Jonkman
Do the thing you fear, and continue to do so. This is the quickest and surest way of all victory over fear.
– Dale Carnegie
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
– Benjamin Franklin
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
– Mark Twain
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
– Bill Cosby
When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay.
– Gary Zukav
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
– Helen Keller
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
– Virgil Thomson
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
– Dan Millman
What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear–and we must learn how to overcome fear.
– Brian Weiss
To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.
– Richie Norton
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have accepted fear as a part of life-specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
– Erica Jong
Do what you fear most and you control fear.
– Tom Hopkins
There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there.
– Donna Favors
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
– Max Lucado
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard
A mind focused on doubt and fear cannot focus on the journey to victory.
– Mike Jones
I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.
– Dawna Markova
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
– Ambrose Redmoon
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
– Henry Ford
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