1-2-3: Courage, how to courage and inspire courage

Here are 1 question, 2 quotes and 3 insights from me.

1 Question For You

What would my life look like if I was more courageous even if it is one act of courage? (share this on twitter)

Here are some ideas –

Courage is stepping up and standing out – often by yourself – when you know something needs to be said.

Courage is about being your best self.

Courage is about doing something that scares you.

Courage is leaping before you look, in the name of a greater good.

Courage is making an impact and leaving a legacy.

Courage is knowing why you do what you do.

Courage is about being strong as well as kind.

Courage is being able to stand up for what you believed in.

Courage requires you to have something to lose, and the willingness to potentially lose it for the wider good, or the good of someone else.

Courage allows you to develop with a growth mindset. To seek out improvement opportunities and implement them to make you a better person, a better parent, a better leader.


2 Quotes from Others

  1. “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” Horace (share this on twitter)
  2. “Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” Maya Angelou (share this on twitter)

3 Insights From Me

1. Own Their Fears Instead Of Waiting For Bravery

It is only human to have a little fear. But unfortunately, the world is full of fear, such as a fear of failure, judgement, and the unknown. The difference between being courageous and not is being fearful yet doing it anyway. (share this on twitter)

That is what truly separates courageous people from everyone else. They don’t wait for bravery to come to them – they put themselves out there and take risks, even if it is a bit scary. Even if their inner voice tells them to stay still. Fear can run wild and take control of your mind if you let it. It can stop you from achieving your goals and making your dreams a reality.

2. They Stand Up For What They Believe In, Even If It’s Unpopular

Courageous people are brave enough to stand up for themselves and their beliefs, even when it’s unpopular. They understand that courageous leadership requires courage and conviction in the face of opposition and aren’t afraid to speak out on behalf of those who may not have a voice. (share this on twitter)

They recognise the importance of taking courageous action to create positive change in the world. It takes a lot of courage to be yourself, especially when it means standing out from the crowd and being a “black sheep”.

They understand that their ideas are valuable and don’t feel the need to conform to what others expect of them. Instead, they embrace who they are and use this as a source of strength and inspiration.

They’re also not afraid of saying “no” if something goes against their beliefs. They have a strong moral compass and the courage to stand up for what is right, even if it means going against the grain.

3. They’re Not Afraid To Take Chances And Try New Things

Courageous people understand that taking risks and trying something new can be a great source of growth. As a result, they don’t fear failure but view it as an opportunity to learn and grow. (share this on twitter)

They aren’t afraid to take chances and step outside their comfort zone, even if it means facing some uncertainty or discomfort along the way. These people understand that taking risks is an integral part of life and use this as motivation to keep pushing forward.

Until next week!

Stay Kind & Courageous, Sonia x

Author of Leadership Attitude, Just Rock It! and First Comes Courage

Keynote Speaker, Courage Crusader and Imperfect Founder

P.S. You got this!