Best 42 Quotes & Tweets on Anxiety

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1

You’re offended when you fear that it might be true.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

If you aren’t afraid of the truth, then you’re nowhere near it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

It’s not the thing itself we fear, it’s our reaction to it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Do what you're scared of until you're not scared of it anymore. Send cold emails. Paint in public. Lift heavy weights. Deploy on Fridays.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

When you see anger, look for the fear.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

The best way to reduce fear is action. Often we talk ourselves out of something because we're scared. We're scared of failing. We're scared of the unknown. The longer we delay, the greater the fear. The imperfect first step shows we suffer more in our mind than in reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

If you’re scared to start something because you might fail, here’s a reminder: you’re already failing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

8

I’m usually terrified people will hate my writing. My only saving grace is how I direct that fear. I use it to motivate me to find better ideas and share more useful examples rather than allowing it to prevent me from sharing at all. Fear is the gas pedal, not the brake.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Action builds resilience. Inaction stokes fear.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Building a product is about fighting the insidious disease of more More features, more fluff, more everything As a builder, you have lost the naïveté of a beginner’s mind The more phenomenon is rooted in fear You’ll never defeat more, but you can contain it with awareness

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

11

Procrastination is fear disguised as laziness.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

12

Mirrors and clocks transformed society, but they’re so old that nobody questions them. Clocks created a culture of anxiety. Mirrors created a culture of narcissism.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

Anxiety is the miscalculation of probability.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

14

This is uncharted territory for everyone. It’s only natural to feel overwhelmed, confused, or anxious. Do your best, and know that the people around you are also doing their best as we navigate this uncertainty together.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

15

There’s no anxiety quite like the anxiety of walking into a giant library and confronting how little you know.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

16

Fear is thinking something bad might happen in the future. The more we fixate on the "something," the more paralyzed we get. Deciding not to act is often about avoiding the feeling of fear in the present. Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is acting in the face of fear.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

Two hugely undervalued attributes of startup execs - a problem-solving attitude and a lack of fear.

Sarah Guo

Sarah Guo

@saranormous

18

Until we start responding appropriately to this thing, I’d say fear is good. Fear works. Fear is a gift.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

19

A characteristic I've started to notice in most successful creators, artists, and founders: curiosity that overrides fear.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

Teachers can motivate students with fear or reward, but only self-directed learning works in the long run

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Perfectionism is self-deception. First, you give up on your goals and let fear win. Then you numb the pain of inaction by saying "my standards are too high."

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

22

There are only three foolproof ways to gain more confidence: 1) Do something that is really difficult 2) Do something that really scares you 3) Do something that is really difficult that really scares you

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

When I get really anxious about something I remind myself I’ve been more anxious about many other things that I can’t even remember anymore and the same thing will happen here.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

24

People who want to write online are limited more by fear than skill.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

25

How to overcome a fear of failure: Fail enough times to understand it’s the only thing that makes you better.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

Courage is not the elimination of fear. It’s taking action in the face of fear.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

If you’re scared to start something because you might fail, here’s a reminder: you’re already failing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

28

The difference between failure and survival is knowing what to worry about.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

29

So many people prevent themselves from sharing their greatness with the world because they are paralyzed by fear of what other people will think.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

30

Panic is exponential. Progress is linear.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

31

Three thoughts on measurement: 1) If you want to improve an outcome, measure it. 2) Focus on qualitative metrics at the beginning of a project. Save the quantitative ones for later. 3) Don’t let fear of imperfect measurement stop you from measuring anything at all.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

Your fear will be monetized.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

33

The fear of missing out on insignificant things makes us miss significant things.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

A meeting centric culture is a symptom of an institution void of new ideas and engulfed in fear.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

35

Fear will always have product-market fit.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

36

Most progress happens by denying the instinct to panic.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

37

The move to online-first everything is going to accelerate at a breakneck speed. Driven by both fear and necessity. It’s not just about remote work. It’s about businesses being able to continue growing without relying on in-person meetings and events.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

38

You don't overcome the fear of failure by suppressing fear, but by figuring out how to make failure not consequential. Our subconscious provides checks and balances on our ambitions, and protects us from taking imprudent risks. Ignoring it would be quite foolish.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

39

Perfectionism is an idiotic concept. If you're hiding behind the supposed fear of not being able to execute something perfectly, you're already imperfect by your own definition. Start.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

40

Anxiety feeds on inaction.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

41

An obsession with maximizing our potential is probably our biggest fear of missing out. And it makes us fragile. We start seeing only one option (maximization), at the cost of a simpler lifestyle that benefits from serendipity and is more resilient to unfavorable events.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

42

Whatever you are consistently afraid of is likely what’s driving your behavior, unconsciously.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah