- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion; Revised 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (843 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action Paperback – 4 Jan 2007
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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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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.Read more ›
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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This book really put things into perspective for me.
It doesn't have the normal 'self help' feel that can be a bit cringe worthy. Read more
Just binned this book. For such a thin book I expected a quick read. It's actually just patronising junk. So instead of routing out the cause of the anxiety change everything? Read morePublished 7 days ago by amazonian
Full of useful tips and suggestions. Easy to read. Good book for anyone wanting to make changes to their life. Wish I had of read this years ago.Published 14 days ago by TRACY HAYMONDS
Immense I have rated this book a 5 as is well deserved. I will continue to use the exercised throughout my life.Published 26 days ago by kimberley hillman
This book provided some interesting insights - moments where it made me think 'wow, I've never looked at life like that before. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't finshed reading this book yet. But so far what I have
read has really helped me. Well worth the money.
This book has literally changed my life! Thank you for freeing me from fear. I am putting all the ideas into action. And they work!Published 1 month ago by Sheila
I have found this book truly boring, the front page reveals you the solution.Published 1 month ago by kckc