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Here are a few really great quotes about overcoming fear.  I need to think about these because I can surely become paralyzed when I’m afraid.

The drawings included here are from my collection of original pen and ink drawings.  I hope you enjoy them.

Take courage!

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. -Neale Donald Walsch

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. –Ambrose Redmoon

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” ~Helen Keller

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. ~Lady Bird Johnson

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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. “~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? –Robert Louis Stevenson

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead. – Jerry Gillies 

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy. –Denis Waitley

This is my favorite:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ” ~ Marianne Williamson
And from the final authority on everything we face in life:

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”  Hebrews 13:5-6

 

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