25 Captivating Susan Jeffers Quotes

Susan Jeffers was an American psychologist and author of self help books. She was best known for her book, ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway,’ that has been sold in the millions around the world. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Susan Jeffers quotes from her life.

“A self-assured woman who is in control of her life draws like a magnet. She is so filled with positive energy that people want to be around her.”

“Every time you encounter something that forces you to “handle it,” your self-esteem is raised considerably. You learn to trust that you will survive, no matter what happens.”

“Feel the fear and do it anyway!”

“For many of us, the people we find most difficult to praise are the ones closest to us—our mates, our children, our parents, and sometimes our friends.”

“I believe that if something is troubling you, simply start from where you are and take the action necessary to change it.”

“I will handle it.”

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

“Negative thoughts take away your power.”

“No one is more unloving than a person who can’t own his or her own power. Such people spend their lives trying to pull it out of everyone else. Their need creates all sorts of manipulative behavior.”

“Patience means knowing it will happen . . . and giving it time to happen.”

“Rejection is rejection—wherever it is found. So you begin to protect yourself, and, as a result, greatly limit yourself. You begin to shut down and close out the world around you.”

“Remember that underlying all our fears is a lack of trust in ourselves.”

“Security is not having things; it’s handling things.”

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

“The biggest pitfall as you make your way through life is impatience. Remember that being impatient is simply a way of punishing yourself. It creates stress, dissatisfaction, and fear.”

“The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.”

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

“The only time you will fear anything is when you say no and resist the universe. You may have heard the expression “Go with the flow.” This means consciously accepting what is happening in your life.”

“The only way to feel better about myself is to go out and do it.”

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

“The truth is that love and power go together.”

“They begin to see how attractive people become as they open up and share their feelings.”

“They had to push through a tremendous amount of fear to get where they are today . . . and they are still pushing.”

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.”

“When we give from a place of love, rather than from a place of expectation, more usually comes back to us than we could have ever imagined.”

Here is one interview with Dr. Susan Jeffers as she discusses the basis of her book, ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.’ Focusing on taking uncertainty by the reins and taking control of your life is just one of the primary principles of living life to the fullest.

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