susan jeffers


You can lead a meaningful life no matter what.

"You can lead a meaningful and productive life no matter what the external circumstances are." Susan Jeffers

Meaning and purpose. I love me some Susan Jeffers. And frankly, am a little sad that this is the last week of sharing her quotes. BUT, there are others books to read, authors to give props to, and nuggets of wisdom to share. Moving on. What an incredibly powerful quote. Think about it. This basically says that meaning and purpose come from the inside—from our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings—and not from external circumstances like our job, our financial security, or the kind of car we drive. But you already knew that, right? The more I thought about this one, the more I thought about a gentleman I had come in...

Each path is strewn with opportunities.

"Each path is strewn with opportunities—despite the outcome." Susan Jeffers

If you haven’t picked yourself up a copy of Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway! by now, you are seriously missing out. Seriously. One of my favorite concepts in the book is the idea that there are no right or wrong decisions—just different paths with goodies to discover and experience along the way. This concept was a total light bulb moment for me. It may come as no surprise that I’m a bit of a perfectionist. As a result, I put an incredible amount of pressure on myself to make the right decisions, take the right steps to become successful, and do the right things all. the. time. But this? This means...

More than 90% of what we worry about never happens.

More than 90% of what we worry about never happens." Susan Jeffers

This month we are reading one of my favorite books—Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway! by Susan Jeffers—for the Healthy Living Book Club. As such, I thought it would be incredibly appropriate to use quotes from the book for the next few Mondays. A task that won’t be too hard, considering the book is rife with them. This nugget came early on in the book, and was one of the reasons I got hooked. As I thought about the kinds of things that I worry about, I realized that much of it was unnecessary. How liberating would it be to simply stop worrying; to decide that it just wasn’t worth...