Courage is fear that has said its prayers.—Dorothy Bernard
Written by Louise Griffith, One Shining Light
Courage is a state of “being,” rather than “doing.” It is to be held close, developed, and savored. Your inner courage will direct you to the areas of your life calling out to be changed. The rewards of honoring this are far greater than the risks, even though you certainly may not have a sense of the outcome. When you stand in courage, you make powerful choices for yourself.
Find the courage to be who you really are. It is within you, and no one can take it away from you. Courage is the willingness to act, even when frightened. Give yourself permission. You have the right to be different from how others think you should be. Identify your wants, needs, and feelings. Be yourself. Find the courage to live the life you love and live it powerfully.
Courage is the key to conquering your objectives. Without it, you would not take the first step or take necessary risks to achieve your dreams and goals. Confidence, courage, and a spirit of sacrifice are essential to get you to where you really want to go. Courage engages your heart.
You are the expert on doing something to take you out of your comfort zone. It is not about “right or wrong.” It is not about comparing comfort zones. It is about honoring your truth with a sense of adventure and fun. What is courageous for you is to live your absolute truth. Honor that.
Without courage, all other virtues would be obsolete and fail to exist. It takes courage to display passion, humility, honorability, integrity, truth, confidence, strength, compassion, and vulnerability on a day-to-day basis. It is also the foundation piece of the essence of who you truly are.
I Am Worth It Next Steps:
- As you reflect over your life, do you see when you first began to lose courage?
- How did you regain it?
- What are three courageous things you have said or done of which you are very proud?
- Where do you find the courage to make the changes you know you need to make in spite of the reactions of others? It is there.
You have the wisdom and courage to take your next step. You know what it is. You ARE Worth It!
Thank you Louise Griffith for sharing this chapter of your inspirational book: You are Worth It
One Shining Light
“Illuminate Possibilities. Inspire Change. Transform Lives.”