LITTLE AND EASY WAYS TO HAVE MORE COURAGE
In this episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we’re chatting about:
- How practicing everyday courage takes the ordinary in us and makes it extraordinary
- 5 ways to consistently live out everyday courage
- 10 courage mantras you can start using right away
As always, a quick hello to all of my Keep the Faith listeners, thanks for being a part of this extended community of contagious encouragement.
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QUOTES ON COURAGE:
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. –e.e. cumings
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. –Sir Winston Churchill
Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. –Mark Twain
What good are wings without the courage to fly? –Atticus
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. –Nelson Mandela
WHY I’M THINKING ABOUT COURAGE
- Half-pipe courage at Killington story.
- I needed to stop worrying about what onlookers would think of me and to stop overthinking …overthinking leads to stinking (and if you need help on overcoming overthinking, go back and listen to episode #255)
- I’m a collector of rejection. (receive disappointment, setbacks, closed doors, plateau and Marie’s encouragement to be proud of myself because that much rejection isn’t a sign to stop – instead it is a sign of just how much I have grown in courage and in putting myself out there to create my own opportunities.
EXAMPLES OF EVERYDAY COURAGE
Speaking up for someone
Walking away from gossip
Telling the truth
Standing by your values and not compromising yourself
Starting a new journey
Believing in change
5 EASY AND LITTLE WAYS TO PRACTICE EVERYDAY COURAGE
1). Do one thing every day that scares you.
2). Keep a boldness journal.
3). Have more conversations around cultivating courage as one of your valued character traits
4). Pick something you are putting off and take action on it.
5). Show up with your whole heart, always and love everyone always – giving people the benefit of the doubt
10 COURAGE MANTRAS
I am fearless, bold and brave.
Courage flows powerfully within me.
I do not mistake nerves or self-doubt as truth – I mute them and choose to take action anyway.
The more action I take, the more courage will appear.
I do not get distracted by what people may think.
I have more where that came from.
My potential is unlimited and every time I practice courage, I open up more of my full self.
As long as I am authentically me, fearless and confidently courageous I can be.
I will just take that next step.
My heart goes deep and my drive goes deeper.
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
I’ve been a binge listener since i found you a few months ago, and I’ve gotta say, my life is a brighter light because of it! So thank you.
I wanted to reach out and see if you offer this guidance and help that i need. I had a baby almost a year ago and it has been the craziest, most beautiful year of my life. However, with the beauty comes the adjustment. I am absolutely head over heels in love with my husband, but the adjustment from a couple to parents has been rough. I just feel myself nitpicking every little thing he does and give him a hard time daily. Things so silly like, why didn’t you put that away? Can’t you be serious and not so silly when i need you to be? And on and on. I know it’s wrong and i know i shouldn’t do it, but for some reason i just can’t shake it. And it makes me incredibly sad.
If you think you can guide me, i would love it with all that i am. However if this is not really in the realm of problems you work with, i completely understand!
Thanks so much for even considering. I really appreciate! Happy birthday weekend to your sweet girl!