Courage: How Can You Be Brave? Explanation & 6 Tips
What is Courage? How can you be brave and show this virtue more often? Let’s examine this competence / trait. Read along and find out all bout courage…
What is Courage?
Courage is doing something without hesitation and with determination, or even doing anything at all, even if it is with hesitation. So courage is a very powerful quality because it sets things in motion.
Courage makes fear disappear and turns into determination. If you are brave, you are vulnerable. And when you are vulnerable, you are fully alive.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anaïs Nin
Courage also ensures that you face opposition with confidence and are not tempted to give up, but that you still take the next step.
Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
– Thomas Edison
Tip 1 – Do what needs to be done
When something needs to be done, you make sure it is done. There is no other option for you. Even when it is actually risky or difficult.
Tip 2 – do comfort zone challenges
Make sure you regularly reach out of your easy, small circle. In other words: your comfort zone. There are ready-made assignments you can perform to step out of your comfort zone.
Tip 3 – Welcome new challenges
Take on new challenges regularly. This shows courage and this develops your courage.
Tip 4 – Face all your emotions, including those that are ‘scary’
All your emotions are your children. Be equally grateful to all of them and do not be that parent who has some children as a favorite. Read here how to welcome and feel all your emotions.
Tip 4 – Process your fears
Fears hinder courage. Fortunately, you can process your fears. Use these tips for that.
Tip 5 – Say yes to the invitations of life
Life will regularly give you opportunities, situations and even literal invitations. Say yes to that. That’s brave!
Courage is a love affair with the unknown.
Tip 6 – Keep your eyes on your goal and you will feel plenty of courage
Do you know Victor Frankl, who survived the Holocaust? He succeeded because he did not lose sight of the meaning of life.
Whoever has a why to live for can endure almost any how .
– Victor Frankl
When you keep your goal in mind, special powers arise within you. There is extra adrenaline, energy and courage to go for it. This makes obstacles much less of a problem.
Obstacles are those scary things you see as soon as you take your eyes off your goals.
– Henry Ford
Finally, affirm your courage
Say the following affirmation out loud:
I have the gift of courage and I show it every day. This allows me to spread my wings, achieve great things and give deep love.
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