“The way it works is, you do the thing you’re scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it not before you do it.” ~George Clooney as Archie Gate
A shame that isn’t it. You know we long for the courage in order to do the thing we’re most scared of doing and this is why we put off and put off again the things we know we want and need to do because we’re waiting in hope for courage to fall out of the sky. I’m afraid it’s not going to work like that.
So, what are you most scared of?
Take a moment with paper and pen and jot down some thoughts. Make the list as long as you need to. Once you’ve finished the list I want you to carry on writing because I bet you’ve missed off the stuff you’re really scared of doing.
Tell me, what’s on your list? Read your list out loud. How scary does it sound right now? Does some of that stuff make your stomach churn?
What is it exactly that scares you about one of those things on your list? Guilt? Rejection? Anger? Loss? Fear of the unknown? Being alone? Insecurity? Becoming penniless?
Maybe it’d be worth writing down your ‘Worst Case Scenario’ for the thing you fear the most, as doing nothing is paralysing. What is the very worst that could happen? Once this has been established then maybe, just maybe the courage to take that step will appear.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon
Courage comes once we take action, once we move in the direction we want to head.
Courage comes once we move towards our fears.
What’s one tiny step that you could take today which will take you towards how you really want your life to be?
What one question could I ask you today that would en-courage you to do that which most scares you?