How to Tap into Courage
Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr asks the following in this episode: When was the last time you did something you were afraid of? Stood up to it and said no more. Decided you were no longer willing to sacrifice your joy and your experience in this great opportunity of life just to have a backseat in the comfort zone?
Fear in and of itself is not a bad thing. That is in the sense that fear can drive us. Fear can place us on pathways we never anticipated landing. Fear can be a catalyst to change. Fear can help save us from a situation that we believe can be dangerous.
Fear is rooted in a desire to avoid pain at all costs. So, in some cases, this fear is justified. This fear is a good thing. Fear is a mechanism most all human beings have engrained in their DNA. Without this sense of fear on a survival basis, the human race would likely never have evolved to what it is today.
On the flip side of beneficial fear is paralyzing fear. This is the kind that becomes our biggest obstacle to growth, happiness, involvement, living the life we are meant to live. Somewhere along the way, we learned to avoid the very things that help us live more fulfilling lives. And this happens when we tag a perceived outcome to our daily actions. We perceive pain, therefore, we avoid it. We perceive displeasure, therefore we hide from it. In doing so, we block our chances of experiencing things. We hold ourselves back. We let our perceptions and imaginations decided our next step.
Tune in to learn how you can charge forward with courage.
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