Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Book Review & Lessons

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Genre: Self Help

Publisher: Ebury Publishing 

First published on: 1987


Fear will either help you attain your full potential or make you feel stuck forever. The choice is always yours and what you decide for yourself. 

The book is all about living life freely. Everyone feels fear. Fear should not be the stopping force but should be the stepping stone for achieving what you aspire to become.

We fear a lot of things in life. It could be new beginnings, endings, any change, success, failure, and the list is endless. 

Whatever the fear, this book will give you the insights and tools to understand and handle any given situation.

You will move from a place of pain, paralysis, and depression (feelings that often accompany fear) to one of power, energy, and excitement.

The book states a lot of powerful tools: Affirmations, Saying Yes to Your Universe, Positive Thinking, Taking Responsibility, No-Lose Decisions, Choosing Love and Trust, Learning to Give, and more.

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Book Review:

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is a practical guide to personal empowerment. The book is outlined for training people and changing the way they think. Reading this book will awaken the courage in you.

The exercises and powerful affirmations are real and powerful. The stories and examples are the situations we all have faced at some point in life. It will help you free yourself from the fears you kept holding for long.

You, too, can learn how to push through your fears. These exercises will bring a sense of power, excitement, and love. 

You will release yourself from self-doubt or any barriers you have built around. I am sure, you will be amazed by the incredible power you hold inside yourself. 

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Five Truths About Fear (By Susan):

  1. The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.
  2. The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.
  3. The only way to feel better about yourself is to go out and do it.
  4. Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, so is everyone else.
  5. Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.

Key Lessons:

Lesson 1:


The real issue has nothing to do with the fear itself, but, how we hold the fear. It’s about how we turn fear and pain into power.

“It’s not a problem” to be solved. It actually needs to be channelized to find new possibilities. “It’s an opportunity”.

Lesson 2:


A self-assured person knows how to take responsibility for their feelings and emotions. They know how to control their lives and draws people like a magnet.

The positive energy enable them to be more powerful. With power, one can really begin to open the heart. With no power, love is distorted.

Identify your excuses for staying stuck. Also, develop the techniques for taking control of your own lives. Each day, create for yourself specific goals, personal growth, make decisions in life, push yourself and focus on growth.

Lesson 3:


Unlearn the thinking that had been keeping you a prisoner of my own insecurities. Also, learn to release your fear of lack. Learn to accept the abundance and prosperity of the universe.

Positive thinking is one of the most difficult of all concepts to get across to people. Lastly, shifting the way you think will magically reshape your lives.

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Fear has many different forms, and we feel it very often in life. This book is for all age groups. You may fear making friends, meeting someone, speaking with someone, changing a job, etc. It is all around us, and we face it regularly.

Every time a new challenge comes into your life, remember to move from the weakest to the strongest part of who you are. We just need to remember to feel it and do it with all our full potential.

About the Author:

Susan Jeffers was an American psychologist and author of many self-help books. A few of the popular ones include: Embracing Uncertainty, End the Struggle and Dance with Life, The Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love, Dare to Connect, Feel the Fear and Beyond, and more.

She held a doctorate in Psychology from Columbia UniversitySusan pursued Psychology and educated people. She helped them and transformed millions of lives through her teachings and programs.

Quotes from the book:

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

“To love is to be able to give. And now is the time to begin.”

“You’re not a failure if you don’t make it. You’re a success because you try.”

Rating: 4/5

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