Some days the last thing I feel is brave. The chatter inside my head is so loud I can barely focus. Sometimes my commitments seem to big and my faith is too small. Do you ever have those days where you just need to feel braver? What do you do to feel braver? Activities that build courage. Let’s talk about some.
1. Honor the small steps:
It’s so easy to want to quit when you aren’t seeing growth as quickly as you want to. You combat that feeling by honoring the small steps. The truth is that every brave step you take sows seeds for your future. Don’t dig up those seeds that were planted in faith in moments of weakness. Remember how far you’ve come by writing a list of all the small steps that have led you to were you are today. Take inventory of these moments to feel braver.
2. Take Action to Feel Braver
Fear makes you want to quit. You combat fear by taking action. Small action, big action, messy action. ANY ACTION! Especially when you are scared, exhausted, or just don’t want to. If you are procrastinating on something today, can I encourage you to take the next right step. I promise you will build your courage with every step you take.
3. Create a Courage Posse:
One of my coaches, Dani Johnson often says, “Birds of a feather flock together.” It’s true! Who you hang out with will determine whether you are courageous or fearful. Fear breads fear and courage breeds courage. If you want to be brave and accomplish everything God has created you for- you need a courage posse. Read books about inspirational people. Hire a coach ( I know a few good ones 😉 ) who can keep you accountable and remind you of your calling and purpose when fear creeps in.
The truth is… you are brave.
You are brave, dear friend. Even if you feel like giving up. You are not alone. We all have moments where we just want to give up. It’s what you do during those moments of fear that make or break your progress. Honor the small steps, take action to kill fear, and surround yourself with a courage posse to feel braver. You got this!
With grace & grit,