Fear helps us stay away from doing things that are dangerous and harmful to avoid death. Yet, how often are our fears disguised as something bigger and scarier than it is?
In this post, I will share 43 Overcoming Fear Quotes from motivational speakers and other great minds who have chosen to face their fears and overcome them.
I will also share some beautiful fall themed pins to share. So grab your pumpkin spiced latte and cozy up in your chunky knitted blanket and let’s get started!
Why You Should Challenge Yourself to Face Your Fears?
It is when you challenge yourself to face your fears that you will learn that you are more capable than you think. This will raise your self-esteem and confidence and allow you to take on more challenging tasks helping you reach your full potential, your best self. Reflecting on Overcoming Fear Quotes are a great way to learn more about how and why you should face your fears today rather than putting it off or avoiding them all together.
Helping Your Child Deal With Fear
It is also important to not expect perfection from your children so they know it is going to be okay if they fall short. Which will happen, a lot.
Helping your kids learn to embrace failure and to use it as a learning opportunity will help your children not see ‘failure’ bigger than it is. Working with your children to achieve a growth mindset is a great way help your child overcome fear of failure.
You can also share the wisdom within Overcoming Fear Quotes to help them embrace the challenge and learn to be courageous.
Take The Overcoming Fear Challenge
Challenge yourself to pay attention to your fears. Take note of whether it is something to truly dangerous or just seems bigger than it actually is. Ask yourself, what is the worst that can happen? Are you afraid to be ridiculed, rejected, or even fail?
Come up with a plan for overcoming fear in your life. Break them down into smaller achievable tasks and just go for it! Refer to your best Overcoming Fear Quotes to affirm you in your journey to becoming your best self.
Here are 43 Overcoming Fear Quotes You Need to Become Your Best Self:
Overcoming fear with courage is not only going to help you achieve more than you imagined, but it will also pave the way for your children to not shy away from challenges and have courage as well. When you take steps towards overcoming fear instead of running away from them your children will observe this and gain confidence through you to do the same. If you want to read more on helping your child manage fears click here.
“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
—- German Proverb
“The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear.”
“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.”
— James F. Byrnes
“He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
— Marcus Aurelius
“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.”
“… out past the fear, doubt becomes wonder…”
“Fear is a bigger disability than having no arms and no legs.”
“Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others. The irony is that while sleep sometimes brings nightmares, it’s the reality of my waking hours that can cause me the greater fear.”
”Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”
– Dale Carnegie
“Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us.”
— Jim Rohn
“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.”
— Betty Bender
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….”
― Erica Jong
“You cannot be protected from the things that frighten you and hurt you, but if you identify with the part of your being that is responsible for transformation, then you are always the equal, or more than the equal of the things that frighten you.”
― Jordan B. Peterson
“The best way out is always through.”
— Robert Frost
“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.”
— Arnold Glasow
“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
“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”
— Dale Carnegie
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
— Joseph Campbell
“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.”
“Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
— Jack Canfield
“Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasures.”
–Rainer Maria Rilke
“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”
–John C. Maxwell
“Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.”
– Alicia Keys
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
“The scariest moment, is always just before you start.”
“The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.”
“Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson
“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.”
— Tony Robbins
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
— Les Brown
“Fear is the enemy of hope.”
― Dave Ramsey
“Fear does not stop death. It stops life.”
— Vi Keeland
“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.”
“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.”
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
“I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
– J. K. Rowling
“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”
-W. Clement Stone
“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
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
Choose To Face Your Fears
To summarize what these great minds have shared, when you choose to face our fears head on, you can conquer fear. Fear will always be a part of your life, and you must continue to take action. Fear will also often appear bigger in your mind than it is. But don’t let negative self-talk get you down. Don’t choose the safe route and miss out on the amazing opportunities life provides. To quote Wayne Dyer, “Don’t die with your music still in you.”