Courage is something we all need. We need courage to start something new. We need courage to admit when we’re wrong. We need courage to stand up to others when we feel we have been unfairly dealt with. We all know the feeling of being supremely confident; maybe it was playing a video game or in taking a test but it is a power that makes us feel we can do anything. I love that feeling.
Unfortunately we also have fear. Fear that things won’t go as planned, fear that we could lose what we have, even fear that others won’t like us. Fear and courage are opposites. One empowers us, the other limits us. Over and over in my life I have been afraid, but no more. I have decided to be in control of my life and the decisions I make. It has been a long journey but thanks to devoting part of each day to self-improvement I feel stronger, more confident, courageous, and happier than ever before.
Turning on the news each evening and hearing about lay-offs, salary reductions and bankruptcies can be tough as we can’t help but wonder what will happen to us. However I am starting to understand “the secret” and have started to focus on all the good in my life. My wife, my child, my students, my mentor, the Smith’s staff, and, of course, my friends. Gratitude and appreciation for things that we have are two of the keys that truly give us access to a great life. For those of you that are interested I highly recommend reading “The Secret“as it’s a relatively easy book. Keep an open mind and soon you’ll find yourself with courage you never knew you had.