Find Time to Cultivate Courage — Today’s Timely Tip

Finding time can help you take your first step on a promising new path.  But why is it important to cultivate courage for this journey?

Well, for starters, it’s not always easy to say “No” to old pastimes or habits.  Change is a challenge that involves letting go and, sometimes, disappointing friends and/or family members who want you to stick with the ‘old way.’

In addition, new adventures carry you into unknown territory with new learning curves. Perhaps an extra helping of courage is called for!

Here’s today’s timely tip, to help you cultivate courage as you make time choices in the coming year.  In upcoming blog posts, I’ll offer additional tips for how you can cultivate all the courage you need, slowly and steadily, day by day.

Today’s Timely Tip:  Courage grows from small beginnings.

All oak trees begin as acorns. Like the mighty oak, your courage may take root with a simple, acorn-sized intention.

That is really all you need to initiate a powerful process of growth. You needn’t possess superhuman powers of foresight to predict how things will turn out.  You needn’t even be sure of the next step!  Your resolution can be to grow in a certain direction rather than arrive at a destination. Then you are fulfilling your purpose every day.

Action Step:  Approach your intention with warm, non-judgmental curiosity.

Brainstorm ideas about where you’d like to be taking new risks. What guideposts will you look for? If you’re embarking on a significant shift in your life, consider keeping a journal to trace your evolution. And regularly schedule a certain period of time to engage in your new activity.  Consistency is a foundation of courage.


By focusing on the process rather than a distant or lofty outcome, you also pace yourself sustainably. Remember, as you evolve, any courage and skills you may now lack will have time to grow along with you.

What will be your next step as you cultivate courage for your journey?

Here’s more help…

And if you are interested in learning more about the Heart-Based Path, here’s one way that you can transform and deepen your relationship to time in the Heart-Based Way … I invite you to explore Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ – my chapter in the book I co-authored – Stepping Stones to Success!  In it I share my proven system for exploring and harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

As you work with the ideas I offer, you’ll explore your patterns, clarify your values, identify and prioritize your goals … and create your path for achieving them.  You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link to get the details!

Let’s explore time together …


  1. Daniel Milstein says

    When we decide to adapt new ways often times fear would almost automatically set in. We don’t have to be superhuman in order to have that certain courage for us to start the change. We all need that little nudge to get us started to the direction we want to go. I think in this world the one room that happens to be the biggest one open for us all is the room for change. I think it is the fear of the unknown that sets people back from change. An ounce of courage to jump start the journey surely goes a long way.

    • Hi Daniel and thanks for stopping by. I loved reading your response to this post, and especially appreciated your statement that, “The biggest room open for us all is the room for change.” Here’s to many positive changes in 2012!

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