Feeling the Fear? Just do it anyway.

Feeling the Fear? Just do it anyway.

When Dr. Susan Jeffers wrote her guidebook on facing fear, one wonders if she was afraid that it wouldn’t sell?

Fear is something we all face, and according to Jeffers, it comes from our own uncertainty that we won’t be able to handle the situation. Her message? Just keep going—which is exactly what Jeffers did. And after 2 million copies sold, Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, is still the definitive classic on how to face your fears

Jeffer’s main message is that once we move through the fear, it goes away. For this reason, the book doesn’t focus on removing your fears; instead it helps you develop more trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way.

If this hasn’t got you intrigued, Jeffers’ five truths about fear are enough to get you started. You’ll soon be feeling the fear and moving forward anyway.

  1. The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.
  2. The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.
  3. The only way to feel better about myself is to go out and do it.
  4. Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, but so is everyone else.
  5. Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.