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If you’re feeling stuck one way to pick yourself up is to read and reflect on quotes on overcoming fear. The following 21 quotes are by famous people and friends I admire. I hope they inspire you like they do me! Enjoy! 1. Fear wants us to become obsessed with some event or person in ... [Read more]

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Amazing Quotes

If you’re feeling stuck one way to pick yourself up is to read and reflect on quotes on overcoming fear. The following 21 quotes are by famous people and friends I admire. I hope they inspire you like they do me! Enjoy!

1. Fear wants us to become obsessed with some event or person in the future, a year, a month, even a day. It also wants us to look backwards not at our successes, but our short-comings and our failures. Fear losses it’s grip when we stay in the now. ~ Dr. Rob Bell

2. Your story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. ~ Brené Brown

3. Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats more people than any other force in the world, it’s not as powerful as it seems. Fear is only as deep as your mind allows. You are still in control. The key is to acknowledge your fear and directly address it. You must step right up and confront it face to face. ~ Marc and Angel

4. Depression, pain, and fear are gifts that say, “Sweetheart, take a look at your thinking in this moment. You’re living in a story that isn’t true for you.” Living a lie is always stressful. And investigating a lie through The Work always leads you back to who you are. Who you are is not an option. You are love. It hurts to believe you’re other than who you are, to live any story less than love. ~ Byron Katie

5. The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. ~ Deepak Chopra

6. Many of us live our lives out of the fear of what other people think of us. We’re waiting for someone to give us a permission slip that tells us it’s OK to be ourselves. Don’t try to be fearless or pretend you aren’t impacted by fear. Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you. ~ Chris Guillebeau

7. Your fear is just as boring as mine is. Everyone’s got the same one. It is not precious. It is not special. It is not singular to you. It’s just the one we all got wired with when we came in. Focus on your unique qualities that deserve to be celebrated and put fear back in its place. Don’t listen to it. Onward. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

8. Do you live in a mine field or a garden? When we live in a minefield mentality, we explode with the weeds of worry, doubt, fear, lack and limitation. Choose to cultivate your inner garden! ~ Michael Bernard Beckwith

9. On feeling fear: Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to life as it greets you. ~ Michael Beckwith

10. God gives you the sight, the right, and the might to do great things, but you have to develop the fight! Courage doesn’t happen without fear, doubt, and unbelief; courage overcomes all of these things to get the job done. How do we knock off fear or doubt out unbelief? Simple faith in God. ~ Tim Storey

11. The thing that I’m just scared to death of is that someday I’m going to wake up and bore somebody with a film. ~ Stephen Spielberg

12. Fear sells, and it sells big time.  The main staple of the sales industry is fear. The more frightened a person or even corporation is about things, the more likely they are to buy what they perceive as a solution. ~ Tim Brownson

13. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. ~ Angelina Jolie

14. Going to a fearless place in your imagination will show you clearly which decisions still have fire and energy, and which lose steam without anxiety as their fuel. The former are endogenous—meaning they arise from your inner essence, not from external pressures—and they’re the foundation of every great leap. ~ Martha Beck

15. It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked. ~ Rob Bell

16. Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet. There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets. ~ Diane Keaton

17. Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.
  J.K. Rowling

18. The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. ~ Eckhart Tolle

19. Because the truth is, that is the hardest part. And ironically, that is the one big thing standing in your way. Just executing. Nobody can argue with execution. Once you’re getting shit done, you’re on your way. But taking that first step can be terrifying. I get it. I really do. Fear of failure can take over. And lots of us have this fear. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk

20. Much of our anxiety and stress comes when we’re focused on fear and disconnected from the voice of our inner guide. ~ Gabrielle Bernstein

21. If you don’t do what Fear says…you’ll go ahead and speak up, you’ll sign up, you’ll buy, you’ll sell, you’ll jump. ~ Danielle LaPorte

You are capable of leading a courageous life. You are strong, resilient and brave. It takes practice to overcome fear. It takes awareness to give up excuses. And it takes determination to move beyond obstacles and take action. There are unlimited examples of people accomplishing great things all over the internet. There are limitless opportunities ... [Read more]

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How to become courageous and leave your mark on the world

You are capable of leading a courageous life. You are strong, resilient and brave.

It takes practice to overcome fear. It takes awareness to give up excuses. And it takes determination to move beyond obstacles and take action.

There are unlimited examples of people accomplishing great things all over the internet. There are limitless opportunities for you to do the same.

Choose to take part in living a courageous life. Choose to take bold and brave action. It’s vital that you move consciously and consistently move forward.

It’s okay to fail but don’t allow yourself to fall back. Pick yourself up and keep moving. Life is exciting. Take part in it.

The choices you make today create your tomorrows. Drink in the everyday beauty, be inspired by everyday people and live up to your full potential.

You’ll never regret taking a chance and being committed to live on the bold side of life!

Great Acts of Courage

Some of the people we honor and respect for their acts of courage:

Mother Teresa dedicated her life to serving disadvantaged and poor.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon.

Physician, Mae C. Jemison became the first African American woman ever admitted into the astronaut training program.

Anne Frank documented her life hiding in an Amsterdam attic during the Nazi occupation and died in Belsen concentration camp.

Oprah Winfrey is the greatest black philanthropist in American history, was born to a poor single mother in Mississippi.

Anna Fisher, American astronaut was “The first mother in space.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. a civil rights leader did much to change the United States’ policy on racial discrimination.

Helen Keller campaigned tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.

Dalai Lama a spiritual and political leader led non-violent resistance to Chinese rule in Tibet.

Nelson Mandela fought against the unjust system of apartheid.

A school girl, Malala Yousafzai defied threats of the Taliban and is now a global advocate for human rights, women’s rights and the right to education.

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. That is the sort of bravery I must have now.” ~ Veronica Roth
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Everyday Courage

Everyone has the capability to be courageous. Bravery doesn’t belong to a chosen few.

The following are examples of ordinary courage.

Learn something brand new that is outside your comfort zone.

Shut off your digital devices for a weekend.

Leave a toxic relationship.

Ask someone to mentor you.

Give a speech to an unfamiliar audience.

Learn a new language and visit that country.

Hold someone accountable.

Praise five people every day.

Go within and get to know yourself.

Tell the truth.

Keep your promises.

Take 100% responsibility for your life.

Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it.

Make someone feel important.

Stand up against racism, prejudice or ageism.

Get involved in a charity you believe in.

Make a generous donation to someone who is struggling.

Be adventurous: Climb a mountain, skydive or bungee jump.

Learn how to speak your mind, stand up for yourself.

Teach someone to read.

Ask someone for the help you need.

Waste nothing and live on less.

Communicate important messages by calling on the phone.

Be genuine. Allow yourself to be vulnerable.

Take a trip to a place you’ve never been before.

Declare your love for your family and friends.

Run a marathon.

Make a life plan.

Get out of debt.

Do good. Share your gifts and talents.

Take the journey less traveled.

Surrender your fear and be brave in the world.

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Show courage

If you want to stand in your greatness you have to be willing to live up to your full potential. If you want to set the world on fire you have to be willing to go beyond fear, take risks and live boldly.

We avoid our greatness by numbing out on food, alcohol, work, shopping and other bad habits and addictions to avoid pain or fill a void. We avoid our greatness by doubting ourselves, ignoring our intuition and living in our comfort zones.

We can’t set the world on fire when deep down we feel like we aren’t good enough, we don’t do enough and we don’t have enough. With negative beliefs like these it’s impossible to sustain the motivation to do so.

We can’t set the world on fire by wasting time on television, social media, bad habits or addictions will keep you small and unfocused.

Making excuses and comparing your success to others is a complete waste of time. Criticizing and condemning yourself for not being further along on your journey is soul-sucking.

If you want to stand in your greatness and set the world on fire there’s no room for holding back and staying stuck. There’s no room for excuses, bad habits and addictions.

It’s time to give life all you’ve got! When you want something different it’s necessary to do something different.

Want something different? Do something different!

Observe life with the wonder of a child

Become childlike and think thoughts of wonder. Be curious. I wonder how my life can get even better than it is. I wonder how I bold I can be.

I wonder how a new source of income can show up in my life. I wonder what I can do to experience more fun and laughter.

Be who you were born to be

Where are you holding back? Be willing to step into your greatness in every area of your life. Hide less and expose more. Fear less and risk more. Judge less and love more.

Live on purpose. Hold a grand vision for yourself and your future. This is what you’re here for!

Be awake in the moment

When you live with focused attention every area of your life is affected. You find a great sense of peace and joy. Be aware of the invaluable nature of life. Everything is interconnected and ever-changing. Give up control and savor each moment. Find beauty in the ordinary. Awareness will feed your soul.

Accept your humanness

Let yourself off the hook. Surrender mental torture. Forgive yourself. Meditate on your goodness. The energy it takes to condemn yourself and others can be spent on living today and appreciating your abundant, vibrant purposeful life.

Practice non-attachment

Don’t get emotionally hooked into negative media or energy of others. Detach from family, work and modern life. Avoid the darkness. When we are attached to people, places or things we cause our own pain and suffering.

Nothing is permanent. All things come and go. Release. Relax.

Stop judging and start forgiving

Stop all judgment. Forgive yourself. Forgive everyone. Carrying around resentment and bitterness is exhausting. You live in darkness and past stories while missing out on opportunities and miracles available to you right now.

Take your blinders off.  Love is all that matters. Let everything unlike love go. This alone is life-changing. This alone allows you to stand in your greatness and set the world on fire!

Dare to get help and support

If you find it too difficult to make the changes you know you need to make get help! If you could figure this out for yourself, you would have by now.

Seriously, how many times have you promised yourself that you would change and haven’t?

Don’t continue to let yourself down. I know you that you can be successful. Free from bad habits and addictions. Confident and brave. Creative and happy. I know you want something different. It’s time to finally do something different. I’m here to support you.

Begin now. Expect a miracle. Everything is possible. Anything can happen.
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Overcome fear and live a bold life

Do you have more fear than faith? Do you sidestep living a bold life because you believe that you don’t have what it takes or maybe you don’t feel worthy?

If you’re tired of your rut, if you’re sick of paralyzing fear or exhausted from complaining then now’s the time to reinvent yourself and plan a mind-blowing future.

It’s time to think and do something different, deep down bold and courageously, different.  When life stops working for you, it’s the perfect opportunity to grow forward, one small step at a time.

Create a plan that you’ll stick to, no matter what. A plan that will rock your world, open your heart and place you on a daring adventure for your one crazy and wild life.

The following bold and courageous steps are simple yet shockingly powerful. Implement them one at a time and celebrate your success.

1. Replace fear with faith. Put your faith into your own brilliance and capabilities. Believe that you have what it takes. Really believe.

2. Hush the chattering voice of fear and scarcity in your mind. Count your blessings. Be grateful in advance.

3. Chase your fear. When you run toward your fear, fear takes a different route.

 4. Replace worry with action. The worst case scenario rarely happens. Learn to expect the best.

5. Accept 100% responsibility for your life. Remember, that your approach, attitude, work ethic and intention are just a few things that you can control. 

6. Learn more than is required. For 60 minutes every day, invest your time in learning something new.

7. Create habits that produce results. Be an early riser. Do the most important tasks first.

8. Invest in yourself. Take the best courses. Hire a coach. Make choices that honor you.

9. Start small. Take one step and then another. You’ll build momentum. You’ll soon be leaping.

10. Choose to invest in winning. Give up whining and procrastination. Use your energy to grow and improve.

11. Believe in your potential to be the best. Why not you? Why not now?

12. Don’t be afraid to be afraid. Face fear. Embrace It. Breathe through it. Carry on.

13. Take your fear to the gym. When you are stuck in fear, get active. Run, hike or walk off your fear. Get physical. Get out of your head and focus on physically feeling good.

14. Live your life. Don’t put off what your heart and soul are calling you to do today.

15. Exude positive energy. Believe in yourself. Believe the best about others. Look for beauty in the world.

16. Give up wanting to be liked. Use that energy to make the world a better place.

17. Grow your confidence and courage. Do things you’ve never done. Go places that you’ve never been. Experiment with life.

18. Don’t fret over a setback. Instead regroup, focus and discover how strong and resilient you are.

19. Know what matters. Make the people you love a priority. Know when to quit, close up shop and unplug.  Relax with your loved ones often.

20. Practice being brave. Dedicate yourself to your purpose and passion. Improve your circumstances and live in joy.

21. Choose beliefs that serve you. Release outdated ideas, perceptions and beliefs that hold you back. Write positive thoughts and affirmations on index cards. Review them often.

22. Revisit your past successes. Take refuge in your strengths and abilities. Focus on these for a length of time.

23. Give yourself permission to receive. Ask for what you need. Keep asking until you get a yes.

24. Bounce back from stress, mistakes and failure. Give yourself a break. Recognize that you’re human. Look for the lesson and move on.

25. Live in the present moment. Fear is mostly about the future. In this moment, you can choose to feel safe.

26. Be gentle with yourself. Take a time out. Become aware of what matters to you. Appreciate how far you’ve come.

27. Expect to be afraid when you step into the unknown. Fear is in your DNA. Act in spite of it. Where there is fear, there is power.

28. Welcome fear. It’s necessary for the adventurous life that you want for yourself. You have survived through tough times and great change in spite of your fear.

29. Transcend your limits. Break through barriers. Look for uncommon opportunities.

30. Dedicate your life to doing your best and serving others. This is my definition of success.

31. Believe in an abundant, life-giving and nourishing universe. Expect it to deliver!

32. Set an intention of love. Think love. Do love. Be love.  Infuse love into every aspect of your life. Love yourself, love your life and love the world.

33. Own your awesome! Start with just one of the above steps. Implement it this week. Know that you are worthy. Know that you are loved. I believe in your success!

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Lately I’ve felt tired, down and fearful, anything but bold and successful. For many years, I didn’t allow myself to feel those emotions. I thought of them as negative energy. I pushed through things no matter what. Now I know that they offer me the opportunity to slow down, go within and reflect on my life. ... [Read more]

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bold and successful life

Lately I’ve felt tired, down and fearful, anything but bold and successful. For many years, I didn’t allow myself to feel those emotions. I thought of them as negative energy. I pushed through things no matter what.

Now I know that they offer me the opportunity to slow down, go within and reflect on my life. In giving them my attention, they lose their power over me.

Now I see these feelings and emotions as experiences bearing gifts. They bring me back to connectedness, aliveness and joy.

If you want to live a bold and successful life, it’s important to acknowledge and feel all of your emotions. All 7.2 billion people on the planet have them. You are not alone.

A bold and successful life isn’t all about happiness, rainbows and unicorns. It’s necessary to learn to relax, lean into your fear and breathe through your sadness.

The following steps will help you be bold and successful: Think in terms of success.

It was Paul Brandt who said: “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” The only limits that exist are the ones you create in your mind. Create positive expectations and stretch to a new place. When fear and doubt arise, ask yourself, “What if this works out?” “What if the answer is yes?” “What if I get invited to come back?”

Create a spectacular future. The choices I make today design my tomorrows. If I want something different, I need to do something different. If you spend eight hours a day at work, seven hours sleeping, three hours cooking and eating, and one hour exercising, you still have five hours to dedicate to your dream.

That’s 35 hours a week! Stop your excuses, quiet your fears and get started today.

Design your dream life. If your life is the same in one year as it is now can you be okay with that? Know what you want. Write down a plan for each area of your life: physical, emotional, spiritual, work, relationships, travel, etc. Set goals. Take action. Begin where you are with what you have. Your destiny is in your hands.

It was Jesse Owens, son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave who said, “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Get started on your dream life today!

Commit to doing the difficult things. Learn a language. Invent something new. Hire a coach. Introduce yourself to new people. Get your creative energy into overdrive. Shake things up. A Napalese proverb sums it up best, “When two paths open before you, take the harder one.” No whining or complaining. Take 100% responsibility for your amazing life.

Learn through adversity. When things go well, I can get lazy and complacent. I can believe my own hype and stroke my own ego. Challenging times force me out of my comfort zone. Adversity propels me forward. I grow in ways that I previously thought impossible.

No one articulates this better than Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” 

Leave a legacy. Our culture leads us to believe that self-worth comes from acquisition and consumption. Our true worth comes from how we add value to the world. My legacy is about service, contribution, love and the relationships I have with my family, friends and community. Musician Bob Marley suggests that you “open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”

Become grateful in advance.  No matter what is going on in your life today, become grateful in advance. There is a natural order to things in the world. When you believe things will work out, they do. Act as if there were nothing wrong with your life. Believe that the universe is plotting to do you good. 

Catholic Benedictine monk, David Steindl-Rast believes, “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.”