Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers Ph.D.

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With dynamic techniques and profound advice, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® has guided so many readers around the world to turn their fear, indecision and anger into power, action and love. Learn the tools that will vastly improve your ability to handle any situation so that you can become powerful and decisive in the face of your fears. Discover that everyone has the same fears but, by applying the wisdom that Susan Jeffers offers in this breakthrough book, you can literally feel the fear…and do it anyway!


1. What are you afraid of… and why?
2. Can't you make it go away?
3. From Pain to Power
4. Whether you want it or not… it's yours
5. Pollyanna rides again
6. When 'they' don't want you to grow
7. How to make a no-lose decision
8. How whole is your whole life?
9. Just nod your head- say yes!
10. Choosing love and trust
11. Filling the inner void
12. There is plenty of time


I've often been asked to explain why we have so little trust in ourselves. I don't really know the answer to that. I know that some fear is instinctual and healthy and keeps us alert to trouble. The rest...the part that holds us back from personal growth...is inappropriate and destructive and perhaps can be blamed on our conditioning.

In all my years, I have never heard a mother call out to her child as he or she goes off to school, 'Take some risks today, Darling...' She is more likely to convey to her child, 'Be careful, Darling.' This 'be careful' carries with it a double message: 'The world is really dangerous out there...AND...you won't be able to handle it.'

Apart from such seemingly obvious connections, it is possible the cause of our fear lies elsewhere. But does it really matter from where our self-doubts come? I believe not. It is not my approach to analyze the whys and wherefores of troublesome areas of the mind. It is often impossible to figure out what the actual causes of negative patterns are, and even if we did know, the knowing doesn't necessarily change them. I believe that if something is troubling you, simply start from where you are and take the action necessary to change it.

In this case, you know that you don't like the fact that lack of trust in yourself is stopping you from getting what you want out of life. Knowing this creates a very clear, even laser-like, focus on what needs to be changed. You don't have to scatter your energy wondering why. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you begin now to develop your trust in yourself, until you reach the point where you will be able to say:


About Susan Jeffers Ph.D.

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Susan Jeffers is one of only a few illustrators to have been on the adult New York Times bestseller list. She has won the ABBY from the American Booksellers Association, a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association, and the Pomme d'Or de Bratislava. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Norman Rockwell Museum of Art. Her books, including Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, have sold millions of copies and have been published around the world. Susan Jeffers lives in Westchester County, New York.
Published April 1, 2007 by Jeffers Press. 186 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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