The Little Book of Confidence
Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
Susan Jeffers' runaway bestseller Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway has changed the lives of millions of people around the globe. Susan has encapsulated the transformative advice and tools from Feel the Fear in this highly accessible pocket-sized book. It's a gem that retains her trademark warmth and wisdom. Readers will love the handy format, which allows them to revisit the empowering thoughts throughout the day, and whenever they have a few moments to spare. It makes a wonderful gift for young, old - and everyone in between.
3¼ x 4 160 pages ISBN: 0-9745776-4-2
Your Secret Fear
At the bottom of every one of your fears is simply the fear that you can't handle whatever life may bring you.
Trust in Yourself
All you have to do to diminish - and alter your relationship with - fear is to develop more trust in your ability to handle what comes your way. You develop trust by taking action.
Feel the Fear...and Do It Anyway
Often we think, "I'll do it when I am not so afraid." But in reality, it works the other way round. The "doing it" comes before the fear goes away. The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.
Action Makes the Fear Go Away
Once you have done something you have feared a number of times, the fear of that particular situation goes away. And it's then time to further expand the comfort zone and move on to the next situation you fear.
Each Step Takes You Forward
When you fear doing something, and do it anyway, you not only eliminate that particular fear, you get a big bonus - you do a lot towards building your self-confidence.
Pat Yourself on the Back
Notice and enjoy the sense of accomplishment you feel with each and every fear you overcome. Giving yourself a pat on the back helps to raise your confidence.
Each Step Prepares You for the Next
You feel so good once you have felt the fear and done it anyway that before long you will discover something else you want to accomplish. And guess what! The fear begins again. A good sign!
You Can Handle it All
As you continue pushing through fear and doing it anyway, you learn to trust your ability to handle whatever life may hand you. Trust me on this one!
A Hidden Benefit of Taking Risks
People who refuse to take risks live with a feeling of helplessness which is far more frightening than the fear associated with actually taking a risk. Fear permeates their lives.
Note: Don't Take Foolish Risks!!!
Please note that the risks I am talking about do not include physically dangerous acts, or those that infringe on the rights of other people.
The Green Light of Fear
Retrain your thinking so you interpret your inappropriate fears as a green light to move ahead - an opportunity to grow and live life more fully - instead of as a signal to retreat.
Keep Repeating "I'll Handle It"
"Whatever happens to me, given any situation, I'll handle it!" Repeat this to yourself over and over again until you realize that you truly can handle anything that comes your way.
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