Susan Jeffers Quotes

Who is Susan Jeffers?

Susan Jeffers was an American psychologist and self-help author known for the book 'Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway'.

Born March 03, 1938
Died October 27, 2012

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“All you have to do to diminish your fear is to develop more trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way!”

“All you have to do to find a way out of your self-imposed prison is to retrain your thinking.”

“Always phrase affirmations in the positive, rather than the negative:
Wrong: I am no longer putting myself down. Right: I am becoming more confident every day.”

“Are you a 'victim', or are you taking responsibility for your life?”

“As we start looking for the good, our focus automatically is taken off the bad.”

“As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha. Life is joyous. Life is Light. Life is happy. You are awake at last.”

“By learning to trust your intuition, miracles seem to happen. Intuitive thoughts are gifts from the higher self.”

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“Complaining will not change things in your life; only action will. Make a list of all you need to do to change what doesn't work in your life and, little by little, begin making those changes.”

“Five truths about fear:

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

“Genuine giving is not only altruistic; it also makes us feel better.”

“If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there 'doing it' despite their fear, then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.”

“If we do not consciously and consistently focus on the spiritual part of ourselves, we will never experience the kind of joy, satisfaction, safety, and connectedness we are all seeking.”

“If you haven’t made any mistakes lately, you must be doing something wrong.”

“Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on on unfamiliar territory, but so is everyone else. I said to myself: “You mean all those people out there that I’ve been envying because they’re not afraid to move ahead with their lives have really been afraid? Why didn’t somebody tell me!?” I guess I never asked.”

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“One step at a time is enough for me. Impatience is simply a way of beating yourself up.”

“Remove those 'I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good – on your mirror!”

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“Having more control over your time and options is becoming one of the most valuable currencies in the world.”

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“Say yes to life. Participate. Move. Act. Write. Read. Sign up. Take a stand. Or do whatever it takes for you. Get involved in the process.”

“Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it.”

“Taking responsibility means handling the Chatterbox. This is the little voice inside, the voice that tries to drive you crazy – and often succeeds!”

“Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having or feeling.”

“Taking responsibility means not blaming yourself. Anything that takes away your power or your pleasure makes you a victim. Dont make yourself a victim of yourself!”

“The bigger your life, the smaller your fear.”

“The less you need someone’s approval, the more you are able to love them.”

“The most important thing is for you to be your own best friend. Whatever you are doing – don’t put yourself down. Slowly begin to discover which, for you, is the path of the heart. Which path in life will make you grow? That is the path to take.”

“The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.”

“The wall that protects you, also imprisons you.”

“The world is filled with people who have been handed the 'worst' life has to offer… and they have come out winners!”

“There's nothing as powerful as a made-up mind!”

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“This one is really tough! See if you can go one week without criticizing anyone or complaining about anything. You will be surprised how difficult this is. You will also be surprised to learn how much complaining and criticizing you do.”

“We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures.”

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