When Was the Last Time You Were Brave?

The answer may very well surprise you.

Because being brave is a decision and you make decisions every day.

Brave is not a word people often use to describe themselves. It is too grandiose and lofty. It is too far removed from how we see ourselves on a daily basis.

It is a word used to describe warriors, soldiers, and fighters because they face danger and pain willingly. The reality is BRAVE is a word that describes YOU when you:

  • Do things others will not.

  • Greet a stranger.

  • Ask for what is important to you.

  • Take the first step knowing that you will not be perfect.

  • Admit you have all you need at this very moment to start making a change.

  • Feel the fear and do it any way.

So being brave is not about having all the answers, because you do not. It is not about not being afraid. It is all about acting unafraid and pursuing your goal anyway.

A valuable strategy that can be helpful is acting as if. You can pretend bravery — encouraging yourself to actions that are out of your comfort zone. The more you take action, the better prepared you will be to be brave when the next opportunity present itself.

 

 

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