Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action….no matter what. So you're afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!" ― Richelle E
The quote above resonates with me, as it brings to mind various instances in my life. Each time I experienced such sentiments, it invariably marked a phase of significant personal growth.
Envision a peculiar journey through life, where moving through life appears to progress upon a merry-go-round of repeated behaviors and turmoil.Why do humans persist in retracing their steps, adhering to outdated behaviors and patterns that no longer contribute to our betterment?
It's as if we, like the other figurative horses on this carousel of existence, obediently trail behind to assimilate and mirror those around us so we can feel we fit in like the other horses on the carousel.
Curiously, humans are like animal herds that will follow individuals mimicking their course, completely unaware of their ultimate destination.
This unending cycle resembles humanity trapped in a ceaseless orbit, locked in repetition, perpetually circling through familiar patterns that invariably lead to failure and self-inflicted ruin.
There is always an opportunity to break free from the wheel and lead yourself away in a new direction that does lead to personal growth.
Often we stay stuck because we care about the judgment of others. Why worry about what others think? Deep down, many secretly admire those who dare to be different, even if they do stay stuck on the same old ride that doesn't go anywhere.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness." ― Brené Brown
Courageously step off that ride and show your true self. As you do, your energy will shine brighter. You'll soon notice how others are trapped in a fake way of living, just going through the motions instead of really enjoying life.
Build courage by challenging yourself to achieve something outside your comfort zone. Courage often emerges when we challenge ourselves to face the unfamiliar. Start with small steps, gradually exposing yourself to situations that make you uneasy. Over time, you'll build resilience and confidence in dealing with the unknown.
It does take bravery to step away from the crowd and be your true self, to not care about the opinions of others. It might not be easy, but it's worth it. By being yourself, you can inspire others to do the same. As you shine with your own light, you'll see that how others choose to live isn't as great as it seems.
Their repetitive cycles keep them from truly experiencing a full and happy life; meanwhile, you will find that you are living a more vibrant and authentic existence as you live out your life in alignment with your core values and higher purpose.
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