Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Apropos

July 5, 2022

It’s so interesting reading posts like this from the beginning of the pandemic.


Because now we know.

Or maybe not.

Maybe there are the same two groups of people…

1. Those afraid
2. Those unafraid

In fact, not much has changed… except those afraid have simply grown sick of being afraid.

Damn the torpedoes.

Or in this case, masks. Vaccinations. Sheltering.

Until yesterday, my employer provided bi-weekly Covid testing, one-way routes through the building, and required us to wear masks.

No more.

So…. that means it’s over.


These days will go down in history and I almost wish I’d be around to see what is said.

In the meantime, we have plenty of other things to fear – and always have. This book is about some of those things. And… it’s very good.

The Self-Help Whisperer®

“Every time you encounter something that forces you to “handle it,” your self-esteem is raised considerably. You learn to trust that you will survive, no matter what happens. And in this way, your fears are diminished immeasurably.” ― Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. (1938-2012) was a force to be reckoned with… especially with regard to her work surrounding fear. And let’s face it, folks, there is no better time to visit the subject of FEAR than right at this moment. Agree?

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is from the 1980s, just like many (most?) of my self-help books. I was a voracious reader, gobbling up any and all self-help tomes. Some were excellent, some were crap-on-a-stick. This one? Excellent. <<< So, let’s get that out of the way first, shall we?

Jeffers was a prolific writer, with 17 books to her credit but this one is –…

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  1. My bet is that the fear made many more people sick than needed to be. I could go much further with my theorising along that line, but, for what? ‘Nutf said! 🙄

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