Your Courage: Cultivate It to Make Change Possible

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Your courage is your key.

When you cultivate your courage you give yourself a boost, no matter what your goals may be.

Even small steps sometimes require courage. But why is that?

Well, for starters, even when they don’t serve you, it’s not always easy to step away from old pastimes or habits.

If you’re working to change a pattern that has you stuck, you are going to do better if you are your own brave ally.  Change is a challenge that involves letting go. That can be especially difficult when the change you seek also means disappointing friends and/or family members who want you to stick with the ‘old way.’

And, on the flip side of the coin, new adventures carry you into unknown territory. That means new learning curves and new possibilities for making mistakes and getting off-track. So, an extra helping of fortitude is really helpful here.

Today’s timely tip will help you cultivate your courage as you make time choices that stretch you. It’s a slow and steady process, and a truly empowering one, too.

Your Courage: One 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 for Growing Your Courage:

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 track your evolution.

And regularly schedule a certain period of time to engage in your new activity.  Consistency is a foundation of courage.

Bonus Tip: 

By focusing on the process rather than a distant or lofty outcome, you also pace yourself sustainably. Remember, as you evolve, the 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…

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do? 

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! Part of my popular Voices Package, this E-Guide offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

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You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and you’ll transform your time.

“These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to learn more about the Voices Package and get started on your empowering journey today.

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