Monday, July 18th, 2016
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Conquering fear is about self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding your strengths —often in the face of adversity. How can you build your courage against impossible odds?
First, follow your authentic purpose; when you are inspired by some great purpose, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.
The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented. Understanding exactly what we want is the foundation for our success. But executing that success requires taking the next step, every day, no matter how difficult it may be. That means you don’t get to sit around and wait for success.
Acting fearlessly means you have to be resilient. Because if you are, you’ll develop a mental capacity that lets you adapt, with ease, when things don’t go your way. Like bamboo, resilient types bend but rarely break. You also have to let go. That ability to let go drives a constant process of change —it’s what makes people flexible and adaptable.
It takes more courage to say no than to say yes. But if you do it, you’ll protect yourself from making poor decisions. This tactic can help you stay focused and prevent unnecessary complexity and wrong turns. It can also keep you from getting involved with the wrong people.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Summing-up: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. To build a courageous character, the muscle of courage must be continually strengthened. We develop courage by performing courageous acts.