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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action [Paperback]

Susan Jeffers
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4 Jan 2007

Internationally renowned author, Susan Jeffers, has helped millions of people around the globe to overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives. Such fears may include:

Public speaking; Asserting yourself; Making decisions; Intimacy; Changing jobs; Being alone; Ageing; Driving; Losing a loved one; Ending a relationship.

But whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want - so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis and depression to one of power, energy and enthusiasm.

This inspiring modern classic has helped thousands turn their anger into love - and their indecision into action - with Susan Jeffers' simple but profound advice to 'feel the fear and do it anyway'.


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; 20th Anniversary edition edition (4 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091907071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091907075
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. has helped millions of people throughout the world overcome their fears, heal their relationships, and move forward in life with confidence and love.

She is the author of many internationally renowned books including Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Feel the Fear...and Beyond, Feel the Fear Power Planner, The Little Book of Confidence and Embracing Uncertainty.

As well as being a best-selling author, Susan is a sought-after public speaker and has been a guest on many radio and television shows internationally. She lives with her husband, Mark Shelmerdine, in Los Angeles.

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"Accessible, with lots of exercises and information to dip into and apply to real situations. Life-changing stuff"--Spirit and Destiny

"Simple yet profound reasoning"--The Independent

"Like the title says, just go for it"--Elle

"Reading this book was a revelation. It's a wonderful book for life."--Julie Walters

"Susan Jeffers' classic and actually very level-headed mega-bestseller."--The Guardian

"Packed with insights as to why we feel the way we do and tools to improve your coping mechanisms"--The Sun

"The queen of self-help"--Daily Express

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Reading this book was a revelation. It's a wonderful book for life

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346 of 359 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had read it 20 years ago! 19 Jan 2007
Format:Paperback
I had heard of this book often enough, but never read it. As they say when the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear. If you are really struggling with your life this book will give you heart, if you have been working on yourself it will remind you of all that you have learnt and prompt you to keep it up. So what is it all about? Firstly, it points out that everybody gets fearful, but that some people rise to the challenges they face more positively than others and so succeed in their lives, while others just seem to shrink, becoming more and more overwhelmed by everything. This book shows you how to turn your thoughts around to the positive, to switch off your inner nag and just get on with life. It isn't corny, it isn't gimmicky, but it is truly uplifting and calming, and it works. Last night my dishwasher broke and rather than get into a stew about finding the time to get it repaired and the expense etc as I would have done I just remembered ' I'll handle it' and got it sorted. This is a fairly trivial example, but those of us who are prone to worry and anxiety, are easily overwound by the most mundane things, so it is so good to have some tools to get life into the right perspective.
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316 of 330 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent view on handling fear 12 Mar 2003
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This book is about the fears that we all have in our lives to some degree. Fear of failing. Fear of succeeding. Fear of decisions. Fear of aging, of loss or of helplessness.
The books basic premise is, that your aim should not be to get rid of your fears. You should feel your fear, but not let it stop you from doing things you really want to do.
The book describes three levels of fear. The first level is the actual event that you fear - say losing you job. The second level is the deeper fear, triggered by the first level - eg. rejection (if being fired would make you feel rejected). Beneath that on the third level there's only one fear: The fear that you won't be able to cope. If you knew in advance that you could take it, there would be nothing to be afraid of. So all fear reduces to fear of not being able to cope.
This is interesting, because this means that the best way to handle your fear, isn't to make your life safer - it's to increase your abilities, or your faith in your abilities. The more you know you can handle, the less reason there is to fear.
This point is illustrated with several stories of people who have diminished their lives time and again, to keep safe. This doesn't reduce fear, quite the contrary, these people lived in perpetual fear. When some catastrophic event interfered with their reduced existence (say the death of a spouse), some of these people found that they were forced to reconnect with life, and that they could cope. And this reduced their fear.
The book also emphasizes positivity as a way to reduce fear. The book argues that you need to constantly train your positive thinking, or you'll revert to negative thinking.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift beyond all measure 7 Feb 2007
Format:Paperback
Fear is such a big word. Isn't it amazing how four little letters making up a tiny little word can have enough impact to paralyze us into non-action?

If you are anything like me, i.e. human - I imagine that for years the voice inside your head has been telling you - "You can't do it because..." then suddenly you receive a gift beyond all measure - you are fortunate enough to discover Susan Jeffers and her astonishing book "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" Then, if you are anything like me, after reading it, your jaw drops, you realize you have been deluding yourself all this time and you start to know that "You can do it because..."

What happened? Where did the shift begin? It began with dropping an apostrophe and a "t". Changing a "can't" into a "can".

Adopting Susan Jeffers wonderful affirmation "I'll handle it" is an enormous step in the right direction. We all postpone action and wait for the right time to do something and that is one of the biggest reasons we get nowhere fast - you know the one; postponing action normally leads to not bothering at all! Then we concoct all manner of excuses (or justified reasons as we let ourselves believe) for why we haven't taken action, in order to make ourselves right.

Think back to when you first learnt to ride a bicycle - when someone was clinging to your shoulder you had enormous fear and didn't really want to be let free. Then suddenly, you were free, riding the bike on your own and the fear vanished, the elation was tremendous and off you went alone. Then, you fell, hurt yourself and back came the fear. Do you give up or do you get back on and try again?
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170 of 181 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life-changing read. 19 Aug 1999
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Format:Paperback
This is the sort of book that friends recommend saying things like, "It changed my life!". This was how I came to read 'Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway'. I was at a very low ebb when a friend suggested I read it, and I will always be grateful to her. Since I read the book, I've recommended it to at least one other friend whose life has changed drastically as a result. I hope that it will change your life for the better too.
The basic message Susan Jeffers is putting across is that the big fear underlying all the little fears we have is 'I won't be able to handle it if ... happens'. She gently explores fears, and encourages you to accept that fear is OK, perfectly normal, and despite the fear, you CAN handle it! So often our fears prevent us from moving on but we can overcome them and learn to listen to our 'Higher Self', rather than that nagging, criticising little voice most of us have as a constant companion.
I first read it 6 months ago, but this is the sort of book that you keep picking up as life throws things at you. I only have to find the chapter that goes with my current situation and I can find the strength to deal with it.
There is so much in this book that a review can scarcely do it justice - I chose to write this review because I would like others to get the benefit from the book that I did.
After reading 'Feel the Fear...' I also read another book by Susan Jeffers, 'End the Struggle and Dance with Life'. I would say that the two complement each other perfectly, and have definitely lead me to a substantial change in my attitude to life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life changer (if you're a woman)
This book changed my life, and I'm not the kind of person to say that about just anything. I was very unhappy in my life, in an unhappy (and abusive) relationship, doing an... Read more
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Excellent read for anyone, as we all feel fear at some point in our life. Learn how to be more positive and gain power.
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Book that helped overcome fear and help others understand the reason of our must hidden problems. Great material to give the next step in life with out looking back.
Published 1 month ago by Jorge Andres Perea
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
this was a recommended read from a friend so I bought it, it was ok but I think it was what most people would do anyway, feel the fear but carry on and do what ever it is, anyway... Read more
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I read this 12 years ago and as a result, really did change my life. I just re-bought it to lend to people. A couple of things made all the difference to my thinking 1. Read more
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It's quite good with real life examples. Helps to put it into practise in real life and change for the better :)
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