Why these “64 Anxiety Quotes – Inspiration for Bloggers and Marketers?”
Let me tell you why.
But first, let me start with the following quote of Max Lucado, a best-selling Christian author. I guess you will find it interesting. Enjoy:
“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.”
Funny, isn’t it? The big trouble though is that it does not solve your anxiety problems. Again and again anxiety approaches and tries to overwhelm you. Therefore, you have to deal with it somehow.
Let me ask you. Do you feel anxiety while writing or blogging? Do you feel like you cannot do it; that the task ahead is too difficult for you?
I often feel like that. Then, I tend to think that maybe this whole blogging thing is not for me. Maybe it’s for others who are more talented than me.
But guess what? Just yesterday I read John Carlton. If you did not know, John Carlton is one of the most respected and sought-after copywriters in the world today. And right at the beginning of his book he talks about anxiety.
Because, he is human, you know. And right from the beginning of his career until today (some 30 years later) he has had to deal with anxiety. And guess what John Carlton says? That there is always rising anxiety in his mind when he has some somewhat bigger gig ahead. Even today.
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So, the question is how to deal with the anxiety.
Now listen. The good news is this:
“Any kind of creative activity is likely to be stressful. The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction. Easiness, relaxation, comfort – these are not conditions that usually accompany serious work.” ― Joyce Carol Oates
See! Writing and blogging are meant to be creative activities, aren’t they? Therefore, it’s normal that anxiety accompanies you. And that’s why you need to learn how to overcome anxiety.
And that’s why these Overcoming Anxiety quotes.
Anxiety Quotes – Inspiration for Bloggers and Marketers
1. “Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.” ― Rose Kennedy
2. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” ― Charles Spurgeon
3. “Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.” ― Thomas Merton
4. “The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. they simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” ― Wayne Dyer
5. “Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.” ― David Kekich
6. “There is nothing like suspence and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.” ― C.S. Lewis
7. “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” ― Eckhart Tolle
8. “Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive.” ― Anonymous
9. “If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” ― Kris Carr
10. “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” ― Arthur Somers Roche
11. “It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.” ― Amanda Seyfried
12. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ― Jodi Picoult
13. “Stress is the trash of modern life — we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ― Terri Guillemets
14. “We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.” ― Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey
15. “Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.” ― Marshall McLuhan
16. “Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitions men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.” – Robert Burton
17. “’Amusement’ is appealing because we don’t have to think; it spares us the fear and anxiety that might otherwise prey on our thoughts.” ― John Ortberg
19. “Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” ― Hans Selye
20. “At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.” ― Nigella Lawson
21. “With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility I lived with a near constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers’ – not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.” ― Donny Osmond
22. “Spend five minutes complaining and you have wasted five.” ― Jim Rohn
23. “The biggest big business in America is not steel, automobile, or television. It is the manufacture, refinement and distribution of anxiety.” ― Eric Sevareid
B. Quotes About Overcoming Anxiety
24. “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” ― Mandy Hale
25. “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” ― Seneca
26. “Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.” ― Andy Warhol
27. “Nothing Diminishes anxiety faster than action.” ― Anonymous
28. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ― Anonymous
29. “… Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it another day, and you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” ― Charlotte Eriksson
30. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” ― Astrid Alauda
31. “The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.” ― Wayne Dyer
32. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” ― Henry Ward Beecher
33. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” ― Plato
34. “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” ― Aesop
35. “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” ― Alain de Botton
36. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
37. “People are afraid, and when people are afraid, when their pie is shrinking, they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears, assuages anxiety.” ― Henry Louis Gates
38. “It is obviously no secret that I earn a lot of money. But it is also no secret that I give most of it away. I don’t live a luxurious life. I drive a small second- hand Fiat. I don’t have to worry about money, which is itself a privilege. But I never had any anxiety that I would lose my identity.” ― Henning Mankell
39. “The only way out is through.” ― Robert Frost
40. “Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.” ― Radhanath Swami
41. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is Nature’s way of warning us to get busy.” ― Henry Link
42. “I try not to worry about the future – so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.” ― Tom Wilson
43. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray
44. “Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.” ― Unknown
45. “Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” ― Jack Nicklaus
46. “(Slow breathing) is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.” ― Russ Harris
47. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. John Kenneth Galbraith
48. “Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’ ” ― Eckhart Tolle
49. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint” ― Exupery
50. “God didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?” ― Unknown
51. “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” ― Wayne Dyer
52. “Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ― Joan Borysenko
53. “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” ― Steve Maraboli
54. “I was always admiring people who seemed to conduct themselves with ease in the world. Maybe that’s a great gift to give your kids if you can do that. Because they can move through the world without neurosis, this anxiety about everything, which our own parents gave us.” ― Peter Capaldi
55. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” ― Epictetus
56. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James
57. “The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” ― Rick Warren
58. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” ― Grenville Kleiser
59. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.” ― Charlie Chaplin
Overcome Anxiety in the Bible (NIV)
In addition to all the previous inspirational quotes on anxiety there are some exceptionally good verses in the Bible as well. Let me list some of them here:
60. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ― Philippians 4:6-7
61. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ― Joh 14:27
62. “Cast your cares on the LORDand he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” ― Proverbs 12:25
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ― Matthew 6:25-34
Before you go: Do you feel anxiety sometimes? How do YOU combat it? Please drop me a comment below and let my readers know. Your way of winning anxiety might be helpful to many others too.