Why is this book such a classic?
Author of, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffers believes we can train ourselves to accept Fear as ‘simply a fact of life rather than a barrier to success.’ The good news is that everybody feels Fear when we experience change.
Dealing with Fear
An old psychological saying is, “Do the thing you are afraid to do, and the death of fear is certain.” By following Jeffers book, you can overcome all fears. Sometimes we don’t recognise the many masks of fear, such as feeling shy, speechless or even distrustful. However, Jeffers does not promise any change you want in life will be easy, ‘it takes courage,’ but she does identify you need to be afraid of nothing as you can handle anything with the proper mindset.
Conquer Your Fears
If the last thing you feel like doing is facing the Fear, understand you are creating excuses, consciously or subconsciously, why? You Fear to step into the unknown. Jeffers outlines;
5 TRUTHS OF FEAR
1. IF YOU WANT TO GROW IN LIFE, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE FEAR.
2. FACING FEAR IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT GO AWAY
3. AFTER YOU FACE THE FEAR, YOU WILL FEEL GOOD
4. YOU WILL ALWAYS FEEL FEAR ON UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY, BUT SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE
5. PUSHING THROUGH FEAR IS A LESS FRIGHTENING OPTION THAN LIVING WITH IT
Letting go of Fear
Everybody secretly within feels fear of failure or something terrible will happen in their life. Dr David R Hawkins identifies, ‘like attracts like, so that fear attracts fear.’ Therefore the more we hold on to fear, the more we attract it. Example, if you are afraid of losing your job, the day will surely come, you subconsciously will make mistakes or say the wrong thing, ‘What I greatly fear has come upon me.’ To counteract this do the opposite, if you fear failure, give your attention to success as an alternative. As Jeffers promotes, sit yourself down and begin the positive self talk she has created throughout the book.