Life is full of choices. Some are small, others large. And the big ones inevitably present us with trials that embody one fear or another. Based on my experiences, I believe that facing our fears and moving through them does in fact help us to build a “courage arsenal”.
More at today’s HartQuill post: Building your Courage Arsenal
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” ~ John A. Shedd
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” ~ C. JoyBell C.
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ~ Maya Angelou
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin
Your potentiality may be a good subject for Monday morning. Why, you say? Well, did you just drag yourself to a job that you hate in order to pay the rent and get by? Or, did you get up today with excitement, looking forward to work that fulfills you and gives you joy?
I know. This is a big thought, and if your answer is “I dragged myself to…”, it can be a depressing one. But consider this: Waking up and honestly addressing what may be making you unhappy is the first important step to changing it. It’s just too easy to gloss it over, or numb it with small pleasures.
This article outlines six factors that require just a little effort and are likely to increase your happiness quotient. If you don’t want to read the whole article, scroll to the bottom: The formula for a happy life…
Big changes require baby steps. And the good feeling you get from a small change grows into desire to do more. It’s the ripple effect.
The sky is not the limit. You are full of INFINITE possibilities. Now, isn’t that a great thought for a Monday morning?