Many people think that courage is an unusual act of bravery, but it is far more than that, and far more common than we are led to believe. You see, courage isn’t just for comic book crusaders or blockbuster superhero movie franchises. The real question is, do you believe that courage is something that only special people display in times of great danger?
For most people, the answer to that question would be a resounding, “Yes!” But, if we think about it a little more, we might also agree that courage needs to be an everyday fact of life, if we are going to use more of our potential and become all that we can be. In fact, there is a good chance that courage precedes all positive change. Courage is a state of mind, as well as being the special key that unlocks the door to the full experience of life.
Of course, no courage is needed if you refuse to take any risks. But, if you don’t risk anything, the truth you must eventually face is that you are actually risking everything! You see, people who react to life from a state of continuous fear, instead of courage, are stressed out and uncertain, lost in a dark cloud of doubt and worry. They are terrified of change when change is what is happening all the time.
Courage is an absolute necessity if you are going to succeed, regardless of setbacks and the chance of failure. But it is also what it takes to smile when life is hard, and what allows you to stand your ground when others want to put you down. You see, courage fills up your life with power and it empowers others as well. We see evidence of courage all around us, every day of the week, when we take the time to look for it.
Would you like to have more courage? First, expand your definition of what courage means. For some of us, just getting out of bed in the morning is an extraordinary act of courage. Once you have a more expansive idea of what courage is, picture how you would behave if you already had it. Then, begin to act accordingly.
Courage starts in the mind, and then works its way out into the world. Remember, we are all stronger than we currently believe we are – so grab your cape and astonish the world with what you can do!