courageous risks



Courage has been on my mind like crazy. It's like I can't get that word out of my head no matter what I do.

Well, maybe I can't get it out of my head because I haven't been acting with much courage. I've instituted more of a hibernation situation instead. You've probably heard the shift in tone in my writing even.

It's amazing how daily life can get shaken up by a handful of words.

But today will be different. I know it can and will be different because I have come up with an action plan. Yesterday was actually the beginning of different, but my action plan had a soft start. I wanted to try stepping a few steps out of my cave I've put myself into, and it worked. Waking up feeling the same disheartened emptiness this morning, I realize that I will probably get out just a few steps more, but those few steps are courageous steps and not to be discounted.

I've been afraid to take any risks. It has felt safe to close myself off to the world; however, it has not felt good, right, or healthy. The past year held a great deal of growth and achievement, so I know better. I know that getting myself out there is the way to be in touch with my whole self and feed the fire that burns within me. I need to be going places, seeing sights, and achieving goals to maintain healthy growth and feel good about my life. This hibernation stuff doesn't suit me at all.

Now to figure out how to break this pattern—a few steps at a time, a little more each day—because I am brave.





10 comments:

  1. Thank you for your post! I'm starting a few new adventures myself, and I am SO SCARED!! I am so happy to know I am not alone.

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  2. Having just found your blog through #SOL, I'm unfamiliar w/ your journey, but I do know a few things about acting brave when one feels "unbrave" (my word). Get the endorphins going as they can make us all a bit more courageous when we want nothing more than to hide.

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    1. Thank you for the sound advice. I appreciate it! Also, thank you for checking out my little space here.

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  3. What musical is it with the song about whistling when you need to feel brave? Perhaps just saying you are brave is the same idea. You say, "I need to be going places, seeing sights, and achieving goals to maintain healthy growth and feel good about my life." Where will you go? What will you see? Fun to have the possibilities before you.

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    1. The song is "Give a Little Whistle" from Disney's Pinocchio. Love the thought! Thank you. I feel very much encouraged.

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  4. Here's a favorite quote for you: "The courage that counts is the courage of the everyday. Big leaps have received too much press." Blessings as you take a few steps at a time, a little more each day!

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    1. "Courage of the everyday" is precisely what I'm tapping into. I do love that quote! Thank you for the positivity.

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  5. Good for you - that first step is always hard, but you've done it. Bravo!

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