It's that feeling of your stomach churning, that feeling that you could either cry or be sick but knowing that it's something you want to do.
"Courage is being scared to death but doing it anyway." (Tweet that)
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Give yourself a huge pat on the back.
It's never easy. In fact, deciding that despite the fear- despite the anxiety and pure dread that you feel- you're going to go for it, is one of the most difficult things you can do. It feels as though every part of you is screaming not to do it but... you take that chance.
That is what makes the difference. You do it.
Despite all of the emotions that race through you at the thought of doing it, despite all of the little men running about your head screaming at the prospect, you do it.
Now think of all the times that you have gone ahead and done those things- think back on all of those times that you have made yourself go through with it.
You were probably terrified that you were going to mess up or that something was going to go wrong but you know what? You got through it.
That takes a lot of strength.
We're all so much stronger than we think we are! Think of when you had your exams, your driving test, your big job interview- you were probably terrified, right? But all of those things that you thought you couldn't handle... you did. You did it.
The truth is we're all brave. We are all capable of displaying courage when we need to and that makes us all pretty damn special. We can do anything we put our minds to- we can conquer our fears- and we even have the courage to do so.
It's the same courage that made you make that terrifying journey.
It's the same courage that made you do something you were putting off.
It's already there- it's in you, waiting! You can do anything!
All it takes is just a little bit of that courage.
What have you done lately that needed a bit of courage? How did you feel afterwards? Let me know!