Daringly Defining Courage

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Courage is often misunderstood. Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s the decision to move forward in face of it.

In today’s world, it takes courage to be yourself. In a world where you’re told what you should do and who you should be, authentically being you is a profound act of courage. Peer pressure will always be there, but as you grow, you’ll build a stronger sense of self that can withstand negative peer pressure. You can choose who you let influence you.

Doing the right thing is another profoundly courageous act. It’s usually easier to think about doing the right thing versus taking action to do it. Sometimes it takes a leap of faith and trusting your gut instinct that the actions you are taking are just. The bigger the leap of faith, the bigger your act of courage is.

If you’re surrounded by people who are mediocre, it takes courage to continuously push yourself to a level of excellence. It’s an act of bravery to ignore what other people are doing and what their level of satisfaction is and rise up to your own level of high expectations.

It’s really easy to be stuck in your comfort zone. It’s understandable because it’s comfortable. Despite that, trying something new and stepping out of your comfort zone is an act of courage. It takes you out of your daily routine and pushes you, not just out of your comfort zone, but into new possibilities.

Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.    

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