1. mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
So here we are with the word COURAGE…. the ability to withstand or master fear or difficulty with mental and moral strength. I truly love this word as it has so many applications. Two of my real life acts of courage are:
1. On my honeymoon, I overcame my fear of ledges and jumping off a 30 foot cliff in Kona, Hawaii right in front of a water cave that will suck you in and swallow you up.
2. Overcoming my fear of the failure and starting my own CrossFit gym with my husband Shawn.
Now, here are two examples of great courage displayed on my part. Based on how my life is going right now, this word has come to me as a message to have courage to overcome my fear of judgement by others…. to believe in my convictions (explained in a previous post) and live the vision of the my life I have created (again, see earlier posts). Letting others judgements influence me is something that I have always struggled to deal with. Whether it be a positive or negative judgement, I tend to over-react to people’s opinions because…. well…. I’m sensitive.
On a contradictory note, I have a CONVICTION that “no matter what, I have to be happy with myself and my choices as I will have to live and deal with myself for the rest of my life.” Other people’s judgements lead me into questioning my conviction and also if my visions for my life are meeting standards that in all reality, do not exist.
So here is my pocket promise to myself: I PROMISE TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF, TO LOVE MYSELF, TO STAND BY MY ACTIONS, AND TO BE PROUD OF WHO I AM INSIDE. I WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO LET MY LITTLE LIGHT SHINE!