Stop and look fear in the face

I’ve been really enjoying the new series of SAS: who dares wins.

I find it fascinating to watch.  To see how far the participants can push themselves.

And I love hearing the stories from the actual SAS guys about the mindset you need to have to be able to do what they do.

They talk a lot about fear.

About how the only way you can get past that fear is to face it.  To take action.  To just push through it.

And I think that’s pretty good advice for life in general.

It’s too easy to let fear hold us back.  

To wait until we don’t feel so scared.

To wait for the fear to go away.

But the thing is, very rarely will it just go away on it’s own.  The only way to get past fear is to face it head on.

Take away its power!


This quote from Eleanor Roosevelt says it pretty well for me.

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.

Now, in our day to day life we won’t be facing the kind of fears that the SAS face – I hope!

But we can still apply that same mindset to our daily lives.

What are you missing out on because of fear?  What project or dream are you too afraid to get started on?

Take a minute to stop and look that fear in the face.

Really, what’s the worst that could happen?

Who knows what amazing experiences are waiting for us, if we just take a deep breath and push past the fear.

Go and do the thing you think you cannot do!


Cuddle Fairy


  1. 01/11/2016 / 11:47 am

    Great advice. I’ve always felt that the only way forward is to face your fears – whether it’s a new job, or even moving to a new house. Never let your fears dictate what you do.

  2. 01/11/2016 / 1:31 pm

    This is a great quote and a brilliant post. What a coincidence that it’s come at the time that I need to read it the most. Very inspiring. #CandidCuddles xx

  3. 02/11/2016 / 5:57 pm

    I love this quote, it was this sentiment that finally pushed me into setting up my blog and I have been loving it ever since. I also love the SAS show, it’s the one show I stop blogging to watch!

  4. 06/11/2016 / 12:07 am

    I love that line. She came out with some gooduns in her time didn’t she? This really is such a key message. I love that both you and Becky have written about it in the same week and for the same linky. I’m sure there’s a good omen there somewhere! I have to say whenever I have conquered a fear of mine in life, the resulting feeling has been utterly euphoric. I just felt like I was on top of the world. Sadly I have a shocking tendency to self-sabotage with most things. Potty. Thanks for joining us on #candidcuddles

  5. 07/11/2016 / 12:31 am

    This is a brilliant post. I agree. We need to do the things which are scary and get past the fear which so often stops us in our tracks. 🙂 #candidCuddles

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