Are you feeling a bit anxious or fearful about an upcoming event or task?
Maybe you’re a bit nervous about standing at the head of the conference room and leading the weekly status meeting at the office.
Perhaps you have to work your way through a stack of papers you haven’t touched in months and you’re a bit apprehensive at what you’ll find.
You might even be excited about using that new productivity app you purchased for your computer or smart phone, but are afraid you’ll get overwhelmed by the steep learning curve.
These seemingly insignificant situations can have a huge impact on our ability to get things done and grow as individuals.
In this post, I offer a collection of quotes to help you get through that shadow of fear and into the sunshine of your next journey.
Take a deep breath, keep your chin up, and take that first step forward.
You can do this!
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
– Norman Vincent Peale
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
– Abraham Lincoln
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
– Nelson Mandela
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
– Marcus Aurelius
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
– Winston Churchill
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
– Lao Tzu
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
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
– Theodore Roosevelt
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
– Francis of Assisi
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
– Mahatma Gandhi
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.
– Norman Vincent Peale
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
– Helen Keller
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
– Joe Namath
The best way out is always through.
– Robert Frost
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
– Marie Curie
How about you? Which of these quotes resonated most with you? Do you have any favorite quotes you’d like to share when it comes to giving your courage a boost? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!