There are only two innate fears that a person is born with. The gear of loud noises and the fear of falling. Any other fear besides those you have picked up somewhere in life. And this is great news, because it means there was a time when you didn’t have that fear. And if there was a time when you didn’t have it before it means there’s a time when you can not have it again! The fear of the unknown often comes when you think too much about all the negative possibilities that can come out of a new situation. Well, one of the greatest ways to overcome this is by thinking of all the great possibilities that can come out of a new situation. And that’s just one of the ways to look at it. For more ways check out these inspirational quotes about fear of the unknown!
16 Inspirational Quotes About Fear Of The Unknown
“A journey to the unknown shores needs a port, a ship, a wind; but more important than all of them: courage; courage to leave the known for the unknown!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
There are things in this world right now, that would change your life forever if you knew about them!. You may not even know what they are, but they are out there. And the only way you’re ever going to find them is if you have the courage to step out of what you know for what you don’t know!
“We all have fear of the unknown what one does with that fear will make all the difference in the world.” – Lillian Russel
This is a comforting reminder that everybody is just as scared of you about the unknown. We all have this fear. But you get to choose whether you’re going to let this fear hold you back, or whether you’re going to run toward it!
“We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we think we know about the unknown.” – Teal Swan
If you have a fear of the unknown it’s because you’re already imagining all the negatives that you THINK are going to happen. But in reality, if it’s unknown you have no idea what’s going to happen! So you have just as much chance of being right if you think amazing things are going to happen than if you think horrible things are going to happen.
“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” – Patrick Overton
Stepping into the unknown can often just being about having faith that things are going to work out for you. You can spend your whole life waiting for circumstances that aren’t ever going to occur. Or you can dive in and have faith in your abilities and everything working out for the best.
“Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.” – Yvon Chouinard
Fear of the unknown is going to hold you back more than any other fear. Because with fear of the unknown you don’t know what you’re preparing for or how to counter it. Fear of the unknown is going to cause you to imagine monsters standing between you and any dream you have.
“There is always fear of the unknown.” – Berhan Ahmed
This is a sobering thought. You’re always going to fear the unknown. Once you realize this you no longer have to worry about why you fear the unknown and other people don’t. All you have to worry about is having the courage to overcome it.
“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable.” – H.L Mencken
Do you see yourself as an inferior man? If not then are you actively seeking to understand the unknown instead of fearing it? Are you deep in the trenches of fear, figuring out and learning how to overcome it? If not, now is the perfect time to start, no matter how small!
“Most people talk about fear of the unknown, but if there is anything to fear, it is the known.” – Deepak Chopra
Why should you fear the known more than the unknown? Because with the known you know exactly what’s going to happen and if it’s going to be bad? Whereas with the unknown you have no idea whether it’s going to be bad for you. For all you know the unknown could be the best thing to ever happen to you!
“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
This is a great way to look at fear of the unknown? Are you really scared of the unknown? Or are you scared of everything you know now changing into something worse?
“Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.” – Tom Althouse
This sums up how you should view the unknown in one quote. Instead of fearing the unknown, see it for what it truly is. A sea of endless possibility and opportunity. While the sea may get rough and there are many dangers, there are also a whole load of new shores and hidden treasures to find.
“Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Once a terror becomes known it is nowhere near as scary as the unknown. Because you can learn how to overcome it and find new strategies for coping with your fear. So dive into your fear of the unknown and you’ll find ways to overcome it!
“Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.” – Danny Gokey
You don’t have to fear the unknown. In fact, it might be a lot more beneficial for you to be curious about what happens in the unknown. When you replace fear with curiosity you’re more likely to dive into what you’re afraid of to figure it out!
“Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear. Many of us would enter a tigers lair before we would enter a dark cave. While caution is a useful instinct, we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life if we fail to support the curious explorer within us.” – Joseph Campbell
Remember you need a balance between caution and curiosity. There are not many things in this life that are going to be truly dangerous to you now. So your fear of the unknown is outdated and unneeded. Just a remnant of a time when having a healthy fear of the unknown kept you alive.
“Do not fear to step into the unknown for where there is risk, there is also reward.” – Lori Hard
Just like the unknown being a sea of possibilities, it’s also where you’re going to find a whole lot of reward as well as risk. The only time you should fear stepping into the unknown is when you’re perfectly content with every aspect of your life and you wouldn’t want a thing to change. The only problem… this isn’t human nature, and that will never happen.
“Man can earn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” – Claude Bernard
What can you learn from what you already know? Absolutely nothing. Just like picking up a new book is a great way to learn, stepping into the unknown is also a great way to learn!
“A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.” – Kathie Lee Gifford
In the book “How To Stop Worrying And Start Living” by Dale Carnegie he talks about soldiers in torture camps who were told they had two options. Either they could be shot on the spot right there, or they could go through a door. What was on the other side of the door they had no idea, all they knew was that it MUST be worse than death if that was the only other option. So the soldiers would always choose death. And guess what was on the other side of the door. Freedom. They could walk free. But because they were so afraid of the unknown they chose to die over knowing what was going to happen through that door.
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