Courage is not the absence of fear. A person who never feels fear isn’t courageous; they’re crazy. The world can be a pretty scary place, and there are lots of reasons to feel afraid.
Courage is feeling afraid and acting anyway. Courageous people acknowledge their fears and then move forward to overcome them.
Nelson Mandela said it this way:
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
It’s okay to feel fear or worry but avoid letting them get the best of you. Don’t let anxiety keep you from living the life of your dreams.
We’ve talked about several different ways to deal with fear and worry:
- Change your biology
- Identify your fears
- Practice worst-case and best-case thinking
- Focus on what you can control
- Choose gratitude
- Practice mindfulness and meditation
- Schedule your worries
- Get support
- Talk to a therapist
- Have self-compassion
These techniques won’t eliminate fear from your life, but they will make it easier for you to cope with it.
It’s not easy to overcome fear. It takes consistent work. You must have the courage to come face-to-face with the things that genuinely frighten you. You have to expend energy to get your thoughts under control.
But the work is worth it. As a result, you experience freedom, peace, and confidence. Circumstances don’t easily rattle you. You know that you can handle whatever comes your way.
Author Judy Blume said, “Each of us must confront our fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
A fantastic, adventurous future awaits you. You need to step forward and take it.
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Until next time, stay safe and keep the faith.