Do you ever tell yourself, I’ll just wait for the right time? And then, fill your mind with all the comfy feelings of why it is just not the right moment to start to write that book – prepare a killer speech or face your boss down for a pay-rise? Do you find yourself making those fabulous convincing reasons as to why it is not the right time to launch a new online course or organise a workshop?
I am not talking about physical bravery – although there is something about actually stepping up on a stage, or moving in front of the camera and even setting your fingers down onto a keyboard. But it is the mental energy I am referring to here – hence I am En-Couraging Courage.
-Part of courage is simple consistency – Peggy Noonan
It is amazing how having a team or working with a team can really boost your courage muscles. You know when you have your collaborators supporting you, on your side and giving you that all important nudge.
Sometimes it is about delegating the work out to someone who has more skills and more time. Or it could be when you just really need a bit of moral support and companionship. This is what I call En-Couraging Courage.
-Courage is the power to let go of the familiar – Raymond Lindquist
When it comes to our own lives, what exactly is a courageous act? I think it is courageous to be open and speak from the heart. To reveal your thoughts, feelings and stories in front of people you know and don’t know.
It could be on paper/screen or on camera or stage. In these situations, you have to face up to your abilities (or the lack of ) while people are listening and watching This is when you really need a spoonful of courage.
There are so many distractions, many filled with gremlins and competitors. And, in today’s world of divisive politics and immense human injustices, having the courage to speak up from the heart certainly takes a large spoonful or two. And at this point, we all need some En-Couraging Courage.
-The greatest courageous act that we must all do, is the courage to step out of our history and past so we can live our dreams – Oprah Winfrey
Sometimes you have to step back before you can step forward. Here are 3 En-Couraging Courage moves to try:
- Help someone else. Offer your help, be generous and lend a helping hand. It makes you feel good as well as it builds connections and new friendships.
- Go rock the boat, take a healthy risk. Walk down a different path. Try a new brew, blend or beverage. Take the plunge. Do something different.
- Let go of the past, it’s gone, it’s history, you can’t change it. The experts say; the past leads to depression and the future to anxiety, so live in the present.
If you are in need of some Encouragement to get your courage muscles flexing again – because
You want to write that book –
You want to get in front of the camera and make engaging videos –
You want to compose a speech, story or poem to get your message out to the world –
Then connect with me.
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Read and watch the video and jump on a discovery call and let’s get cracking to inject some energy and courage back into You!
And here is a little piece about different types of courage to open up new possibilities for you.