Fear is the greatest opponent of growth and success. If your employees fear failure, or fear change, this will prevent them from embracing dynamism and growing your business.

Here are ten quotes that I use to inspire my colleagues to drive through fear and embrace the chaos of change.

I hope they inspire yours.

"To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around."
― Richie Norton, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It

"There is no illusion greater than fear."
― Lao Tzu

"If I would not do something - right now - I would never get to live my dreams in waiting."
― Gisela Hausmann "Naked Determination 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear"

"Fear can make a moth seem the size of a bull elephant."
― Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

"Courage is not the absence of fear, it's to feel the fear and face it anyway."
― Jeanette Coron

"When you eat too much chocolate, you get sick of it.
When you drink too much champagne, you get sick of it.
Gorge yourself on fear."
― Khang Kijarro Nguyen


"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now."
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"We must be willing to fall flat on our faces. Fearlessly putting ourselves out there is simply a required part of the process. At the very least, it results in the gift of humility and, at best, the triumph of our human spirit."
― Jill Badonsky

"Failing over and over again is how you learn to succeed over and over again."
― Matshona Dhliwayo

"I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening."
― Veronica Roth, Divergent