“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”― William Faulkner
Have you ever been afraid to step out and do something that you’ve been thinking about? Afraid that you might fail or that things might not go the way that you’ve planned. We’ve all had moments in our life were we’ve been afraid.
Fear is one of the greatest obstacles that can keep us stuck if we don’t have the courage to overcome. I’ve learned that “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” In order to be successful and see many of the dreams in our hearts come to past we need courage. Courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”― Ambrose Redmoon
Why we need courage:
1. We need courage to step out into the unknown.
We won’t always know what’s next or what the future holds but we need courage to embrace and grow through each season. There will be things we face in life that we may not understand but it takes courage to keep going and moving forward in the mist of uncertainty.
2. We need courage to overcome limitations
So often we place limits on what we can do based on what we see or think and maybe even some of the things we encounter but it takes courage push past the limits.
3. We need courage when things get hard
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes it gets hard and we will want to get up. We need courage to help us persevere through the challenges of life.
It takes courage to step out into the unknown, overcome limitations, take risk and not give up when things are hard. Courage is what will push us to reach our dreams. Think about a time in your life where you displayed courage, and think about the joy you felt when you were able to reach the goal you set. It’s not always easy to be courageous but it’s needed in order to be successful and live life to the fullest.
I just want to encourage you to be bold and courageous, don’t allow fear to stop you from going after your dreams. You can do what’s you put your mind to if you have the courage needed to step out and go after it.
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