We are born with only two innate fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds.

We are born with only two innate fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds. All other fears are fears we picked up growing up, we can, therefore, unlearn all our fears through self-discipline and commitment to follow through.

We all fear something, you can let it drive you or cripple you, The choice is yours, you have to face your fears, doubt yourself if you have to but don’t fall for your fear. You would never have a problem-free period of life, the majority of life is suffering at one point or the other but you have to do deal with it. Your FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real, your fear is in your head and you have to face it with courage.

Author John C. Maxwell, in the “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership” notes

“I once saw an article in the Saturday Evening Post that talked about fear. It said that many”:

  • People fear dying in a plane crash, yet the odds against that happening are 250,000 to one. A person is more likely to be kicked to death by a donkey than to die in a plane crash. –
  • People are also afraid of being murdered, yet a person is eight times more likely to die while playing a sport than to be shot by a stranger.
  • People fear dying on the operating table during surgery, yet they are twenty times more likely to die in an automobile accident. At the same time, millions of people hope and pray they will win the lottery. The truth is that they are three times more likely to be struck by lightning.
  • People’s fears and worries are often overblown. Many times they’re not based in reality. Yet these worries stop them from being productive and successful just the same.

Here are some 30 great quotes on Fear:

  • “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Fear is an idea crippling, experience-crushing, success-stalling inhibitor inflicted only by yourself.” – Stephanie Melish 
  • Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.” – John Henry Newman. 
  • “No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke
  • “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Shannon L. Alder
  • “Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it’s contagious.” – Jimmy Stewart
  • “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”–  Plato
  • “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H. P. Lovecraft
  • “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” –  Soren Kierkegaard
  • “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  • “Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”— Zig Ziglar
  • “Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have, and the more fully you will live.”- Robert Greene
  •  “Courage is not the absence of fearbut rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon.
  •  “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller
  • “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
  • “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
  • “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
  • “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”-Louisa May Alcott
  • “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
  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  • “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda
  • “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”– Sigmund Freud
  • “Fear is simply staring in a direction you didn’t want to go anyway.” – Brian Germain
  • “Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.” – Arthur Ashe
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear it’self – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • “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
  • “The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.” – Steven Pressfield
  • “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

  • “When a man is afraid and accedes to fear, he will always find arguments to justify his own surrender.” – Natan Sharansky
  • “Fear is good in small amounts, but when it is a constant companion, it cuts away at who you are and makes it hard to do what you know is right.” – Christopher Paolini

All the best in your quest to get better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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