Life, Musings

Feel the fear but do it anyway!

We are all scared of something. This can be fear of physical things i.e. phobias or just general fears that hold us back from doing what we want to do or being who we want to be.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain
There so many moments in life when we feel too scared to take action. We run from our dreams in case we fail or we run from love in case it breaks down. Once we’ve been hurt we’re scared to feel that pain again. We’re scared what people think about us or what they will say when we do something. We feel fears everyday and it can cripple our chance of success in life.
So a message to myself and everyone out there – we need to feel the fear but do it anyway and not hold ourselves back from achieving our goals and being happy. We will never stop being scared of something but we need to push through that fear and come out smiling on the other side.
If we let fear win then we will live to regret it!

47 thoughts on “Feel the fear but do it anyway!”

  1. Amost excellent message. A blog freind reminded me the other day that the opposite of fear is love. I am going to try to remember that the next time I feel fearful.

  2. A great message to remember. I was thinking about this a few days ago and it occurred to me that doing what we love, pursuing our real dreams, usually involves facing that thing(s) that scares us the most. It’s also helpful to remember that we only have this life, this day, right now.

  3. Fear can be motivating… fear of failure can motivate us to do something… that’s only if it’s not too strong to stop us doing it. If it makes sense.

  4. 😀
    Excellent! I’ll join you in feeling the fear ( as long as it doesn’t involve spiders then I’m afraid you’re on your own ).

  5. If we let fear win then we will live to regret it!
    Conversely, if we don’t let fear win, we’ll enable ourselves to rejoice in the knowledge of all we are capable of! That’s what running a marathon was for me: feeling that if I could do that, I was probably capable of doing just about anything I set my mind to. The feeling of crossing that finish line despite the pain? Priceless. Just priceless. It’s what I hold on to when I go, “This story sucks. Imma just file it away in a drawer.” Does it? How will I ever know the satisfaction of finishing if I’m too afraid to really start?

    Awesome entry 🙂

  6. This is so true. And one of the hardest things in life is to experience hurt or fear that is so all consuming that it does stop your life in its tracks.

    But the great thing is we are resilient – us human beings – and we can find our feet again and re-find our true selves.

    The trick is not – ever – to seek revenge.


    “If you seek revenge – dig two graves first”

    Good luck

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