I was reading the other day and something stuck out at me, “Be Courageous.” I paused, meditated on the words and tried to really think about what that meant. What does it mean to be courageous?
By definition: not deterred by danger or pain; brave.
To be brave, to not be deterred by danger or pain. I think we could also say it applies to not just physical danger, but mental danger as well. Have you ever considered the fact that we do the most damage to our self? We should be our biggest fans! But instead, we think negatively about ourselves and hinder our progression in life.
So when I read those words to be courageous, I didn’t picture myself saving a nation or running into a burning building. Instead, I imagined myself as my biggest fan, a cheerleader. I thought about how I could make a difference outwardly as soon as I made a change inwardly.
Are you the reason you are holding back on your dreams? Those ideas of running your own business, or pursuing that craft you’ve never done but daydream about ALL the time; what are you doing with them?
We were never created to live in fear. It is time for us to realize that the most dangerous person is looking at us in the mirror. Will we continue to hide from the passion that we push down inside, or will we choose to be courageous and brave and allow those dreams to thrive?
I believe the moment we begin to be thankful for what we currently have and push negativity away, the sooner we will begin to feel better about life and ourselves. From there we can look at the new day as a blessing, and one that we need to grab by the horns. Life is a gift, and I know that no matter what place you are at in your life you have something to be thankful for.
One of my guilty traits is being complacent. I am luke-warm about many things and comfortable in many situations. I’m making it a personal resolution to stop coasting in life and to impact it instead! The hours are long but the days are short. Life will pass us whether we are ready for it or not, will you get to the end have have a list of regrets and what-ifs?