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80 Quotes on Fear to Help Alleviate Yours

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Quotes on Fear - no storm lasts forever. #QuotesOnFear #FearQuotes #Courage #Positivity #FocusOnThePositive

It’s time for a daily dose of quotes on fear to help diffuse it. Fear saps creativity and induces stress, and usually, it’s over things we can’t change and imaginings that never happen.

When it comes to fearful events, it’s very hard not to be afraid of unknown and alarming circumstance. During emergencies and challenges, we need our wits—and our humanity—about us more than ever. However, fear cripples and constricts, blocking creativity. 

Creating, even when we don’t feel like it at first, begins to dissolve constricting fear and negativity. Why? Because creativity expands us, fear and negativity contract us.

Panic and fear reduce creativity and resourcefulness.

Holding onto fear of what might happen is only helpful for thoughtful preparation. After that, we must let it go for peace of mind and a greater ability to move.

If you wish to go straight to fear quotes, scroll on down to that heading. Otherwise, you may glean additional insights from this short intro article on fear.

Elevate Your State

Amidst the fears and uncertainties pulsating alarmingly through the body of humanity right now, please consider elevating yourself and those around you. Focus on gratitude, beauty, positivity and prudence, for these have the power to diffuse fear.

If the worst case scenario were to happen next week, or in a month, there’s nothing we can do about it. However, one thing is for certain, we can change our reaction to it and the story of what that does to us. More importantly, we can literally choose to let go the fear through acceptance of what is.

Put the Power of Suggestion to Work for You

Numerous studies have revealed that the human brain and autonomic nervous system are wired to react more strongly to negative images, words and events than to positives.

This probably comes as no surprise. If you’re an author with a published book and you have 99 five star reviews on your book and one, one star review, guess which one takes up the bulk of attention in your brain? That’s right… the ONE negative review becomes all consuming.

Our animal brains are wired to focus on the negative because to that ancient lizard brain, focusing on the negative could help keep us alive. But in today’s fast paced world and negative news, our ancient brain is still functioning in the past.

“The extent to which we live in the past is the extent to which we limit our future.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

What’s in a Word?

You’re sure to remember this old children’s rhyme:

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words shall never harm me.

This old saying helps children learn an important lesson about what we allow to affect us. However, it’s not entirely true.

The Power of Words

It turns out that words alone can actually alter our brain chemistry which can alter our thoughts, hormones, feelings, and sense of well being for better or for worse. This reveals the power and importance of focusing on positives.

The challenge we all face is the biological wiring that we are evolving through that cause negative words to be more powerful than positive words. Negatives activate and charge up our neural networks more rapidly and extensively than positive words.

Negative words are the storm that blocks the light of reason and positivity, and can lead to stress, anxiety and even panic attacks.[1]https://experts.umn.edu/en/publications/bad-is-stronger-than-good The more our attention is besieged the more power the negative has and the larger it looms.

Dwelling in that vicious cycle turns the storm into a hurricane. When we’re caught up in the storms of life it can be hard to remember the sun. We’ve likely all had the experience of taking a flight that pierced through a cloud blanketed sky. To suddenly be above the storm in a blue and sunny sky can be a tremendous transition.

That plane took tremendous energy to lift off the ground and fly free of gravity and clouds. Similarly, it can be extraordinarily challenging to break out of,

As the storm rains upon us, we cannot ignore the elements, so we take cover. The severity of the storm and our mental conditioning determine the degree to which the storm impacts us.

Let’s batten the hatches against fear, not each other.

THE SERENITY PRAYER

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference.

~Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian, 1892-1971

Sanity and Sanctity

For your sanity, and the sanctity of your life, let go the fear and proceed with a focus on the future you’re crafting into existence, by the thoughts you hold, the actions you take and the things you make. 

There is no point in dwelling on an unknown and uncertain future, the worst of which may or may not unfold. There is no benefit, but much detriment in giving way to the grip of fear.

We are creating our reality in the present moment.

The more positivity we set in motion the less the darkness holds sway.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

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Gratitude

Gratitude opens the area of our brain that connects us with creativity, joy, love and… art. Art expressed from this place brings light and beauty to a world in need, and frees us to create more, do more, be more.

The fastest way out of fear and overwhelm is through gratitude.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

The Fastest Way Out of Overwhelm is Through Gratitude. #GratitudeQuote #Optimism #Grateful #Hope #ThankYou #Appreciation #Gratitude #HowToGetOutOfFear #FearQuote

Personal Crises

Personally, my family has been undergoing numerous crises on multiple fronts. After months of deep stress and duress, these are the lessons wrought from the fires of initiation into that next level of beingness.

These are the self-healing remedies that have worked for us. As with any skill, the more you practice the better you get at it and the easier it is to do.

No matter what… to my last day on this planet, love, faith and hope is the path I choose. No more will fear rule the day. Worry and fear is kryptonite to creativity. 

We are resilient, we are strong, we are good. 

AFFIRMATION:
I am resilient, I am strong, I am good.
~iCreateDaily.com®

Positive Affirmation: I am Strong, I am Resilient, I am Good. #Affirmation #Empowerment #PositiveAffirmation #Iam #IamGood #IamStrong #Strength #Resilience #iCreateDaily

Quotes on Fear

Fear never goes away when we’re trying something new. Insecurity and discomfort are integral to the growth process—to creating art and creating yourself.
~Chase Jarvis, cofounder CreativeLive, author, born 1971

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
~Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) 1933 first presidential inaugural address

Do not fret uncertainty, doubt and the unknown. Friend the fear… examine it… take it out to lunch. Explore what it’s trying to tell you. Then send it on its way.
LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”
~William Allen White, newspaper editor, politician, author, 1868-1944

Face the fear and it dissolves like the night at dawn.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

“When you face your fears, they disappear!”
~Multiple authors

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”
~Rudyard Kipling,  English journalist, short-story writer, poet, novelist, 1865-1936

RELATED: More face your fears quotes.

Affirmations to Overcome Fear

OVERCOME FEAR AFFIRMATION:
“I’m alright right now.”

~Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

FEARLESS AFFIRMATION:
I am resilient, I am strong, I am fearless.

THE SERENITY PRAYER

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference.

~Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian, 1892-1971

Alleviating and Conquering Fear

When fear strikes, elevate yourself and those around you. Focus on gratitude, beauty, positivity and prudence, for these have the power to diffuse fear.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

“Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there, but you have to find a place to put it.”
~Seth Godin, marketing visionary, author, speaker, teacher, born 7/10/1960

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
~Bertrand Russell, philosopher, logician, writer, Nobel laureate, 1872-1970

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FAMOUS BERTRAND RUSSELL QUOTE:“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”~Bertrand Russell, philosopher, logician, writer, Nobel laureate, 1872-1970 #BertrandRusselQuote #ConquerFear #FearQuotes #Superstition #iCreateDaily

Anger and Resentment

To hold onto what isn’t, negates the potential of what is. To hold onto past hurts, is to shadow the blossoming of the present in the darkness of the past. Face the light of your future and follow that sun.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Release anger and resentments… arguments and criticisms. Release fear and negativity and replace each negative that pops up with a positive and a gratitude, for there is always something for which to be grateful. There is always something good.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Art, Artists and Fear Quotes

“If you can dance with the fear… (it will never go away), you can learn to use it as a compass, so when the fear shows up, you can say ‘Oh! That feeling I’m getting, that’s reminding me I’m on the right path.’”
~Seth Godin, visionary, teacher, author, speaker, born 7/10/1960

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
~Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist, 1984-1909

Fear never goes away when we’re trying something new. Insecurity and discomfort are integral to the growth process—to creating art and creating yourself.
~Chase Jarvis, cofounder CreativeLive, author, b.1971

“The enemy of fear, is creativity.” 
~Seth Godin, author, b.7/10/1960

Fear Quotes - the Enemy of Fear is Creativity, by Seth Godin. #FearQuotes #SethGodinQuotes #FearQuotes #Creativity #Motivation #CreativityQuote #SelfImprovement #iCreateDaily

“Fear of not being good enough has silenced many an aspiring artist. Never let fear stop you from pursuing your creative inclinations.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

Never let fear stop you from your creative aspirations. #FearQuotes #ArtistQuotes #Encouragement #Motivation #OvercomeFear #iCreateDaily

Comparison and Quotes on Fear

It’s not good to look to other people to define your emotional life.
~Brooke Castillo, author, cofounder The Life Coach School

Conquering Fear Quotes

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
~Nelson Mandela, imprisoned South African Leader, President, author, 1918-2013

Courage Over Fear

“Fear is a reaction, courage is a choice.”
~Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1874-1965

Covid and Fear Quotes

“Covid doesn’t have any fear. It’s not creating fear. It’s revealing the fear and despair that’s already there.”
~Peter Crone, mind architect, human potential thought leader, writer, speaker

Determination and Fear

Fear may never leave you, but it need never again impede you. Fear cannot withstand the steady pursuit of a determined soul.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

QUOTES ON FEAR and DETERMINATION to remind you of the courage available to you by simply being determined to never give up your dreams.  #FearOfFailure #MotivationalQuote #determination #FearQuote #PersonalDevelopment #Spiritual #iCreateDaily

Don’t Give in to Fear

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Dreams and Fear Quotes

“The only thing standing between you and your dream are your fears.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, b.11/23/1951

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Find more Paulo Coelho quotes here.

PAULO COELHO -FAILURE QUOTE from The Alchemist on the only thing that makes a dream impossible. #PauloCoelhoQuotes #TheAlchemistQuote #Dreams #WhatMakesADreamImpossible #ImpossibleDreams #FearOfFailure

Dwelling and Doubt

Do not waste precious life dwelling on what may or may not come to pass, and on that which we cannot change. 
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Let’s focus on what’s in front of us that we can elevate and improve, beginning with our thoughts, one moment, one day at a time.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

To focus on the positive is not to deny the negative. Rather, it is to diminish its power over us, as ever the dawn diminishes the night.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Diss the doubt. Don’t let it do you in.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Education

“Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.”
~Karl Augustus Menninger, psychiatrist, author, 1893-1990

Fear of Failure Quotes

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

RELATED: Face the Fear Quotes

Feeling Fear Quotes

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” 
~Susan Jeffers, psychologist, author, 1938-2012

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes on Fear

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR First Lady, author, 1884-1962

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR First Lady, author, 1884-1962

FULLER VERSION OF THIS ELEANOR ROOSEVELT QUOTE ON FEAR:
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, Presidential First Lady-with FDR, author, 1884-1962

Faith and Hope

Take refuge in the indomitable human soul… that miniature sun of infinity that dissipates the shadows of fear and ill with cheer and goodwill.” 
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
~Nelson Mandela, former South African President, author, 1918-2013

No matter what… to my last day on this planet, love, faith and hope is the path I choose.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

By dwelling in fear we die a thousand imagined deaths.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Fear Quote: By dwelling in fear we die a thousand imagined deaths. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com® #FearQuote #DontDwell #OvercomeFear #MovingOn #Optimism #DarkTimes #iCreateDaily

Failure – Fear of Failure Quotes

The toddler has no fear of failure. Without hesitation, she determinedly gets up again and again, and keeps on going, no matter what.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

“Hard work is about risk. It begins when you deal with the things that you’d rather not deal with: fear of failure, fear of standing out, fear of rejection. Hard work is about training yourself to leap over this barrier, drive through the other barrier. And after you’ve done that, to do it again the next day.” 
~Seth Godin, visionary, teacher, author, speaker, born 7/10/1960

F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

When our attention is no longer occupied with fretting over what isn’t, we are free to pursue what is and what will be.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

When our attention is no longer occupied with fretting over what isn’t, we are free to pursue what is and what will be. #StrengthQuotes #FearQuotes #DontFret #Optimism #LetGoThePast #Attachments #PersonalDevelopmentQuote #iCreateDaily

Gratitude Diffuses Fear

Focus on gratitude, beauty, positivity and prudence, for these have the power to diffuse fear.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

The fastest way out of fear and overwhelm is through gratitude.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Gratitude lightens and brightens a heavy heart.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Imagination and Fear Quotes

If you’re not putting your imagination to work for you, it’s probably working against you.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

We suffer more in imagination than in reality.
~Seneca, Stoic Philosopher, c.4 BC-65 AD

Life and Fear Quotes

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
~Marcus Aurelius, emperor, stoic philosopher, writer, 121-180 AD

Losing and Fear Quotes

“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.”
~James F. Byrnes, judge, politician, 1882-1972

“Do not fear failure. Adopt a learner’s mindset that embraces failure as one step closer to success. That’s the winner’s mindset.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Growth Mindset Makes All the Difference. Enjoy this growth mindset quote with more where this came from. #GrowthMindset #PositiveQuotes #MotivationalQuotes #WinnersQuote #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment #Fitness

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
~Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman and author

Fear of Losing Quote by Robert Kiyosaki. #RoberKiyosakiQuotes #LosingQuotes #FearQuotes #Overcome #RoberKiyosaki #iCreateDaily

Mistakes – Fear of Mistakes

“Learning can’t happen without mistakes.”
Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers

But progress doesn’t happen without mistakes. So don’t worry about it. Don’t fret what others may say or think. This is your life and your aspirations. The rest doesn’t really matter.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

By middle school, we no longer feel free to be ourselves.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Progress doesn’t happen without mistakes.

~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Overcoming Fear

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.“
~Seth Godin, teacher, author, speaker, born 7/10/1960

Tell fear “NO!”, and let it go. Reframe your mindset and fortify it each day, and that petulant voice of fear will finally give up, shut up, and move on.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

On your death bed you won’t be lying there worrying about what people might think of you. So don’t let that fear stop you now.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Pain and Fear Quotes

Studies show that dwelling in negatives increases fear and pain while lowering immunity. Don’t do that to yourself.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

SOURCE: Study – How Words Impact Pain[2]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31368674/ & Emotional and Semantic Networks[3]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17015079/

Panic

Fear and panic is ever the bigger danger.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Worry, Fear and Doubt will not serve us. These evil triplets zap life, creativity and wisdom. Gratitude, will. Creativity, will. Love, will. These angelic triplets are our guardian angels leading the way out of fear.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Positivity Overpowers Fear

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”
~Indira Gandhi, India’s first female prime minister, 1917-1984

Positivity is merely mental muscle, and the more we use it the stronger it gets.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

“For your sanity, and the sanctity of your life, let go the fear and proceed with a focus on the future you’re crafting into existence, by the thoughts you hold, the actions you take and the things you make.” 
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

To focus on positives in the midst of negatives is like doing pushups for the first time. It’s hard as heck, but the more we do it the easier it gets, the stronger we become and the more we can do. Same thing with positivity.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

We are creating our reality in the present moment, and the more positivity we set in motion the less the darkness holds sway.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Positivity is the antidote to fear and negativity. 
Let’s make positivity and optimism go viral.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Spirituality and Fear

“Be of good cheer, for there is no true defeat of the human spirit; there is no final extinction of the divine in man, for divinity ever rises triumphant from the darkest pit of hell.”
Alice Bailey, theosophical writer, The Destiny of the Nations, 1890-1949

Thoughts and Fear

For now, let’s focus on what’s in front of us that we can elevate and improve, beginning with our own thoughts, one moment, one day at a time.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

You know that ‘glass half full’ meme? It’s time to put it to use in a big way.
Let’s batten the hatches against fear, not each other.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

For your sanity, and the sanctity of your life, let go the fear and proceed with a focus on the future you’re crafting into existence, by the thoughts you hold, the actions you take, and the things you make. 
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

There is no point in dwelling on an unknown and uncertain future, the worst of which may or may not unfold. There is no benefit, but much detriment in giving way to the grip of fear.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

“They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”
C.S. Lewis, author, professor, in Present Concerns, 1898-1963

Writing and Fear

“I am so confirmed that everyone should blog everyday, even if no one reads it. The act of blogging everyday is a generous way to confront your fear. And if you do it for 100 days in a row… that’s a habit.”
~Seth Godin, visionary, teacher, author, speaker, b.7/10/1960

For powerful tools for transforming fear and any challenge, give the boot to stinking thinking!

Acceptance Diminishes Anguish

It’s inevitable to be concerned and afraid. It’s normal for our stress hormone (cortisol) levels to rise and make it harder to relax.

But here’s the thing: while this is normal, it will not serve us. Fear of the unknown and uncertainty about what’s going to happen leads us into tighter knots of anxiety which can lead to incredible stress and panic. These emotions all shut down our highest and best states when we need that most..

The childhood lesson of not crying over spilt milk is applicable here. We can’t change what has happened, so to dwell in the past we cannot change, and to worry about a future we can’t know for sure, is emotional and mental anguish. These will not serve you.

Practice Peace

What will serve you, is to practice peace by focusing on gratitude for the good that is also in your life and in the world. Instead of sending fear coursing through your body, fill it with the peace of acceptance. 

For whatever is, will not change by our not accepting it. 

We do the best we can with what is, and then what is, gets better because our state of mind is better, no matter the outcome.

By focusing on the positives—the joys that are present—and identifying all the multitude of little things for which to be grateful, we flood our bodies with healing and resilience.

When we let go of what isn’t, we’re free to see the good that is.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

RECIPE for PEACE of MIND

INGREDIENTS:

  • Awareness
  • Calm
  • Connection
  • Gratitude
  • Kindness

SECRET INGREDIENT:

  • Love

Impact Theory Interview with Neuroscientist on Anxiety

This episode of Impact Theory with Behavioral Neuroscientist, Judson Brewer, shows us how to break the coronavirus anxiety cycle.

Grateful for so many wonderful resources readily available online for free.

If you find yourself in an anxiety or fear loop, this may help. Also, please tune into this reorienting interview and share it with others too. 

Immersing in and sharing positivity and solutions is a powerful antidote to worry and fear.

Lindsey Stirling’s Take Flight

As you may know by now, we LOVE everything Lindsey Stirling!! Her video performance of her song, Take Flight is a wonderful portrayal of the magic that lives on the other side of fear.

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