Just the word COURAGE sends shivers down most people’s spines. We start to reminisce about scary appointments at the Dr or dentist, that time our stomachs were in knots after being peer pressured into going on the fastest roller coaster or nerve wrecking presentations in front of your entire team and management. Each of us has their own moment when we told ourselves : “be Brave”! So, yes there are moments of heroic bravery and courage, which are moments that have defined courage for us. But … what if… we could be courageous every single day?
Every day single steps of courage, add up to a courageous and brave life! And it starts with being real and vulnerable about who you are and what you really want. Can you think about that project, that dream, that goal that you want to fulfill but whenever you think about it, the voices in your head start saying “I’m not ready”, “It’s not the right time”, “I won’t be good enough at it”, “I am going to fail”. Sounds familiar? Well those voices in your head are in every human being’s head.. and the difference between courage and fear is choosing whether those voices rule your destiny or not. Time to challenge those voices and start living life on your terms!
So … my challenge to you is the “Just Start Project”! What is that project, that dream, that goal that you have been avoiding because of fear? Why don’t you Just Start? If not now, then when? Break it down into small steps and start with the smallest step. Whether that’s a phone call or an email or just writing down your plan… a start is a start. Listen to the voices in your head and challenge what they are saying, believe that you can do it when your fear tells your otherwise.
Here’s where vulnerability enters the stage. You see, courage and vulnerability go hand in hand. When you have the courage to life the life of your dreams, prepare to be vulnerable. To truly be seen, to be authentic, to be YOU. That sounds scary, but believe me when I say that it is the ultimate liberation. To be YOU in a world that is trying to tell you to be everything but YOU. To live the life that YOU choose rather than living the life that the world tells you to live. Think about the people you most admire. Choose one person in particular. Are they authentically themselves? Are they vulnerable, real and relatable? Are they courageous?
So are you with me? My Project Just Start for the month is to Declutter. This may sound like an easy task, but I’d like to declutter in all areas of my life: letting go of people who don’t serve me, letting go of things that don’t add value to my life, re evaluating which habits and beliefs serve my vision for my life. May is my month to start and I know this will be an ongoing project. I am feeling courageous and brave!
Needing some help with courage and vulnerability? I can help you change limiting beliefs to powerful, empowering beliefs that support a courageous life. Confidence Coaching can also help you get clear on your vision, projects and goals and set out a clear, achievable plan on how to get there. And sometimes, even before you start living that courageous life, I may need to help you to realise that you are worthy and deserving of the life of your dreams. Let’s build your Just Start Project together with Confidence!
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In Love and Gratitude