quote by Steve Maraboli

Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis… decide what you want, create a simple plan, and get moving!

— Steve Maraboli

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Paralysis quote Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy.
Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy.

Shaming is one of the deepest tools of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy because shame produces trauma and trauma often produces paralysis.

I need no bodyguard at all, for even the bravest men who approach me get weak at the knees and their hearts turn to water, whilst their heads become giddy and incapable of thinking as the sweat of fear paralyzes them.

Paralysis quote The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis".
The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis".

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.

Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness.

..Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.


Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.

Experience is a form of paralysis.

I would prefer a thousand mistakes in extravagance of love to any paralysis in wariness of fear.

It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living.

Outwardly one's life may suffer every kind of limitation, from bodily paralysis to miserable surroundings, but inwardly it is free in meditation to reach out to a sphere of light, beauty, truth, love, and power.


You know how it is with some girls. They seem to take the stuffing right out of you. I mean to say, there is something about their personality that paralyses the vocal cords and reduces the contents of the brain to cauliflower.

Perfectionism spells paralysis.

Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories.

When people have been traumatized, they are stuck in paralysis-the immobility reaction or abrupt explosions of rage.

Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy.


They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent.

Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.

Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.

I wouldn't have been a health care nut if it hadn't been for my paralysis, so something good came from this.

We all dread a bodily paralysis, and would make use of every contrivance to avoid it; but none of us is troubled about a paralysis of the soul.

My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis.


Aiming for perfection causes frustration at best and paralysis at worst.

There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.

Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it.

When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to a paralysis, from which it can be rescued only by being plunged back into the vivifying source of the science.

Civilization is paralysis.


Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis.

Be a self-starter. Do it now! When you don't know how to do something, start. Beware of the paralysis of analysis. Be a person of action.

Fear of trying causes paralysis. Trying causes only trembling and sweating.

There is, to be sure, sometimes only a small difference between being alert to possible danger and allowing oneself to become terrified to the point of paralysis by seeming or imagined portents.

Judging yourself to be full of virtue paralyses.

Judging yourself to be full of guilt also paralyses.


I'm in my 30's, and I'm still struggling with defining myself.

I'm working every day to take control of things that are out of my control, and not letting them bring me down or frustrate me, to the point of paralysis.

Try to imagine a man setting out for the day without a single prejudice.

... Inevitably he would be in a state of paralysis. He could not get up in the morning, or choose his necktie, or make his way to the office, ... or, to come right down to the essence of the thing, even maintain his identity.

Depression was a very active state really.

Even if you appeared to an observer to be immobilized, your mind was in a frenzy of paralysis. You were unable to function, but were actively despising yourself for it.

How do I dance with the fear? Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy.

Shame produces trauma. Trauma produces paralysis.

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