Quotes for When Fear Has You in Its Clutches



“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

“Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to boldly walk through them.”

– Orison Swett Marden


“It’s all right to be afraid. You just don’t let it stop you from doing your job.”

– Jim Butcher

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

– Confucius

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy.”

– Dr. Henry Link


“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

– C. JoyBell C.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

– Theodore 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

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”

– Doug Firebaugh

“Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.”

– Arthur Ashe

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Copyright 2015 Artisans Workshop Designs

Your homework today is to push back against your fears by taking the next step. Break that step into little bits and pieces, as tiny as you need in order to feel comfortable and confident that you can do it. Then follow through and do it–do one little piece of a step!

You can do it, I know you can!

Keep today’s quotes handy so that you can refer to them often throughout your day–whenever you need a boost to help you take the next bit of a step. Feel free to come up with your own statements that help you forge ahead in spite of fear, anxiety, and worry.

You can do this, I am sure of it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



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