Okay, so today I’m going to cheat and use two quotes instead of one. The truth is that I find them both really good and important, so choosing one is just too hard. Here’s the first:
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” –William Shakespeare
Isn’t this the truth!? Anxiety feeds off of doubt, they’re best friends! Doubt makes us feel as if we’re not capable of doing things when we know deep down that we are. Doubt tries so hard to confuse us; to convince us that we can’t succeed. The truth is though that we can, we just have to work hard on a consistent basis, which leads me to my next quote…
“Trust is built with consistency”— Lincoln Chafee
The more we push ourselves and practice facing our fears, the more we can show ourselves that our doubts are just negative thoughts and that we have no real reason to believe them. We are strong and we have the strength to get through our anxiety and over any other obstacles that we might have. We just have to prove this to ourselves on a consistent basis! This brings me to a real life example:
So for a while now, I’ve been trying to get something done. I would try to muster up the courage to do so, but every time I got close, fear and doubt would come over me and I wouldn’t try. I knew that I wasn’t a failure and I had faith that I would eventually succeed at what I needed to get done, but I still felt awful that I kept backing down. That’s what doubt can do to us, it can make us feel incapable of being successful.
However, I kept practicing facing my fears and exercising (and I will continue to do so because I know it works) and guess what, today I got done what I’ve been trying to do! I’m so happy and proud of myself! I worked hard and I didn’t give up. I’m never going to give up because I understand the importance of consistency when it comes to overcoming our anxiety!
I hope these quotes can help you guys. I was also thinking of maybe doing something fun and having a challenge of sorts when you pick your favorite funny movie and paste quotes in your post from that funny movie. I thought it would be a great way to make us all laugh, get us in a good mood, and share what we find to be great movies. What do you guys think?