Fear is a hot topic lately, so there are a lot of fear quotes out there. People are fearful for themselves, their children, their friends, and their future. But, we can’t live in fear. That’s not beneficial to our society or ourselves. Following are some fear quotes to help us all remember what fear is all about and how we can overcome it.
1. The Best Way To Eliminate Fear
This quote is a great start to this list of fear quotes because it’s all you really need to know when you are feeling fear. If you are experiencing fear, then you are thinking – you are in your head. You are not focusing on what you are doing. Therefore, to remove the fear – or at the very least dim it a little, all you have to do is start focusing on what you are doing and get out of your head. Or, take action and get out of your head.
I know that one thing we can all relate to is calling someone we like romantically. It becomes more and more terrifying as we think about it. For hours, we can sit and stew about what could wrong and how scary it is to actually pick up the phone and call. But, once we get out of our head and pick up the phone, the fear subsides because we are focused on talking.
Apply this principle to everything in life for eliminating fear. Don’t overthink. Just do. Throw yourself into taking action that matters. That’s the best way to get out of your head and through fear.
2. Why You Need To Move Through Fear
It’s easy to let fear get the best of you and retreat to a safe place. But if you do, you are not going to accomplish anything in life. If you let your fear get the best of you, then you will be frozen in place or move backward, and both options can be detrimental to your happiness, health, and relationships.
For instance, if you are fearful of quitting smoking, you are going to be frozen in place. Maybe you cut down in preparation for quitting smoking to become a healthier and happier person. But if you can’t move through the fear of not having your cigarettes around, then you may not just stay where you are, you may revert to smoking as much as you did in the past.
Obviously, quitting smoking is just one example of fear. It doesn’t matter what you fearful of, though. If you don’t move through it, you will never move forward in life.
3. You Got To Leap!
I found this fear quote above a picture of a baby bird looking down off a curb. He wants to jump down, but it’s far, and he’s scared. I love how Maria Popova made this picture into something we can all relate to.
The fact is that a leap is always required. It’s that moment when you take the first step, pick up the phone, take the big action, finally say something, or firmly decide something. But, once you take that leap, you gain skills that help you master that fear and soon you are soaring through the clouds and no longer scared of taking that particular leap. Rinse and repeat this action and you will tackle many big fears in your life.
4. Sometimes Fear Is Good
Anyone who tells you to eliminate your fear completely is crazy. There’s no such thing. Fear is a basic instinct that we all have to protect us from doing dangerous things, like colliding with icebergs!
You should be celebrating the fact that you have such a powerful tool to let you know when things aren’t right or when your life might be in danger. But, that’s not all fear is good for.
Fear is also there to let you know that something is worthwhile. It is a sign that something could be beneficial to your life in a big way. We only fear to do things that are out of our comfort zone and have a possible new reward at the end. You should be glad that you have such a huge sign for future success built right into you.
5. Are You Focusing On Fear?
Rupert Goold is the artistic director of the Almeida Theater. This is one of the fear quotes that can have different meanings for many different people, but in this article, I want to talk about the media and TV.
It’s well known that fear-based headlines are used to drive people’s interest. They pull us in. They make us want to know more. Our fearful self can’t help but read them. But, usually, the stories don’t impact us or are just based on perception or beliefs and not facts.
The same goes for television. A lot of shows are created with fear in mind. The directors understand fear, and they use it to create a show that people will watch and obsess over. And it works! But at what cost to our happiness?
If you watch a lot of television, focus on the news, and constantly tune into the media online, then you are focusing on fear. You are letting ‘directors’ dictate how you feel, what you think, and what you will do.
I know from personal experience when you turn off the TV and stop listening to the media, life becomes much less scary. This is a thought I hope everyone will think about the next time they turn their TV on or read the latest news.
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