After speaking at a conference last week, I was sharing a story with a participant who said I was courageous. To be honest, that comment really shocked me. I would consider myself a lot of things, but courageous has never been one of them.
It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes by Mary Anne Radmacher, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
Whether it’s standing your ground for something you believe in, confronting a co-worker about difficult behavior, believing in yourself, or simply hanging on when it would be easier to let go, courage is displayed in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Is there something you’ve wanted to try but haven’t because you’ve been afraid? Is there a conversation you’ve avoided because it will be uncomfortable? Is there a choice you’ve been on the fence about making? If so, I’m here to give you a little nudge and encourage you to be courageous, in whatever way it makes the most sense for you.
What have you done lately to demonstrate courage? I’d love to hear from you!