Length: 240 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 9 minutes
First Published: 2019
What would you do if fear no longer stood in your way?
What would happen if you were no longer afraid to dive in, head first, and go after your dreams, instead of feeling like you were sitting on the sidelines of your own life?
We tell ourselves we are too busy to pursue our dreams. That there’s no time, or that it’s not practical. But what if the real reason we’re putting off our goals is FEAR?
The fear that we’re not good enough, not smart or talented or capable enough. It’s the fear that others might laugh at us, or that we’ll get hurt or be rejected, or that pursuing our true potential will simply be too hard.
And most of all, the fear that we’ll fail.
But courage doesn’t mean we are never afraid. True courage means taking action, despite the fear. True courage means doing it scared.
The question is – how? How do we face those fears and take that first step in the right direction? How do we overcome those obstacles that stand in our way and sometimes feel insurmountable?
Quotes from Do It Scared
Everyone experiences fear differently means that the path to overcoming fear will also be a little bit different for everyone.
A big part of your fear comes from the script that plays inside your head.
Let your fear of regret be stronger than your fear of failure.
Make a point of practicing imperfect action—do one thing each day just to do it, not because it needs to be “right.
When you can start looking at life as a series of lessons rather than mistakes, it will give you more freedom to experiment rather than always striving to achieve perfection.
About Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is the founder of the blog Living Well Spending Less, the podcast Do It Scared, the Living Well Planner, and Elite Blog Academy. She is the author of several books, including How to Blog for Profit, Do It Scared, Unstuffed, and Living Well Spending Less. Visit the author’s website →