5 Quotes to Empower Yourself and Overcome Fear

What is fear? It’s a universal inhibitor that we all cave to at one point at another. It’s a quiet voice in the back of our heads telling us we can’t do things, that we aren’t worthy, that we aren’t loveable. It holds us back from harnessing our true potential and it convinces us to live in a cloud of negativity. Why do we give it that power? More importantly, how do we get that power back? This week Intent will be going to wage war with fear – it seems appropriate given the time of year – trying to understand it so that we can overcome it. What are you afraid of? Use these quotes to be brave and face it.


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – So FDR said in his first inaugural speech and it’s true with this quote as well. We often become so afraid of being afraid or making a mistake that has yet to happen that we stall ourselves.


Our most traumatizing fears are not external ones. They are the feelings inside of us about our abilities, our flaws that keep us up at night or frozen from truly living our lives.



Every obstacle is taken down by making a first step. It’s always the hardest one, but you can do it.



To really overcome your fears you have to know yourself – to trust yourself over the negative voices. Listen to the equally powerful positive voice telling you that you can do it.



Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. To overcome your fears you have to understand them, that way you can take them apart and overcome them.

Do you have any quotes or mantras that help you over come your fear? Tell us in the comments below! And if you have a fear you want to overcome – make an intent to fight it on Intent.com.