Fear is an everyday emotion. However to be successful, a person has to learn when to push past that fear and not let it hold them back. The thing with fear is, the more we listen to it – the stronger it seems to be. An emotion that’s supposed to protect us from dangerous situations turns into one that prevents us from realising our full potential.

We need to learn when our fears our holding us back and how to conquer that fear. To help with this, here are 21 quotes from Dale Carnegie that will motivate you to push past your fears.

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

How to Conquer Your Fears

There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

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