7 Powerful Quotes to Punch Your Fear in the Throat

Punch your fear in the throat

Fear is an interesting thing. It can motivate you. It can paralyze you. It can Drive. You. NUTS. It’s slapped me around a time or two (or twenty, but who’s counting?). Even with the fear present, I’ve jumped out into unchartered waters. Sometimes the fear was an afterthought while other times it was a massive weight. The reality is the presence of fear is normal. Whether you are currently sailing through this season or barely making it, these wise words will help you show fear that you mean business. Get to reading and punch your fear in the throat already!


Hard Work

Never to be overlooked…

“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”

Shonda Rhimes 


“Everyone wants to win. But to truly succeed – whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life – you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do.”
― Ronda RouseyMy Fight / Your Fight



Muster it up we must…

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”

Maya Angelou


“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

―  Audre Lorde


Take Action

Yes. No? Um, yes boo. You’ve got to adult…

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” — W. Clement Stone Click To Tweet


“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
― Dale Carnegie, Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook: A Treasury Of The Wisdom Of The Ages


It was too hard to pick just 7…

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.”

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles


Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it. Click To Tweet

What are you pressing through fear to do? It’s okay, do it scared. Please share your thoughts and goals in the comments…




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    Ashley, this is a wonderful compilation of great quotes! I must share if for no reason other than to motivate myself! I’ve entered the world of direct marketing which can have such a negative stigma, but it’s my new dream! Thank you!

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      Elan, yes! Sometimes we just have motivate ourselves! I’m excited you are pursuing a new dream. Keep chasing it and celebrate every little milestone along the way. Speaking for myself, acknowledging the small victories reminds me that progress is being made. Xoxo! – Ashley

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      Haha! Thank you Sarah. Sometimes you just have to give readers a visual ;). I’m glad you found this article on the link up! Xoxo – Ashley

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    These are awesome! I love that bonus quote about fear. That’s been the theme of this year..doing it afraid. Also, action absolutely breeds courage. There is something magical about doing/conquering something you are afraid of. You come out confident and courageous on the other side!!

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      Thank you! You picked a great theme for the year…WHOOT. The action breeds courage quote is one of my favorites as well. Rather than ignore fear, we all have to find it in ourselves to push through it. I have to tell myself that everyday. Thanks for sharing. – Ashley

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      Betsy, Don’t we all wish dreaming was enough?! I know I have, but putting in hard work is key. I’m glad to share at the link up and look forward to doing so again soon. Enjoy the rest of your week! – Ashley

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    It’s amazing to connect with women that not only understand what is required of hard work, they are also WILLING to put that work in. As a woman I don’t want a free pass, I want to work hard for mine….Thank you for such a powerful post <3

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      Bola, I couldn’t agree more. There is something about putting in that sweat equity and having something to show for it. You’re welcome and thank you for stopping by. I look forward to linking up with you soon! – Ashley

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