Life has a way of creating challenging situations whether you want them or not. When these difficult circumstances present themselves you have a choice as to whether you think and behave based on fear or courage. Each approach leads you in a different direction and only one helps you live a more balanced, happy life. Lets look at a few examples of the difference between the two:
Fear: I’ve always done it this way.
Courage: I can try something new.
Fear: I hate change.
Courage: I see change as an opportunity.
Fear: That issue is too daunting and complex.
Courage: I can resolve the issue little by little.
Fear: I need to control everything and everyone around me.
Courage: I’m fine with letting go of control.
Fear: That’s unfamiliar and strange.
Courage: I can learn something from it.
Fear: Self-awareness is for people who eat granola.
Courage: I’m willing to learn about myself and others.
Living in fear limits your opportunities while thinking and acting with courage helps you deal with any situation that comes your way. The idea in life is to think and behave in ways that help you be more flexible and resilient, not less. Which path will you choose?