How do we live a life that is from a place of bravery, not fear?
A question so many people come to me with!
I think it is important to first define the word Bravery. According to Webster dictionary;
The quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty.
From this definition Bravery comes from our brains, so we must be in a mindset to embrace a challenge, fear, or difficulty to accomplish it.
To live a life of bravery starts with our thinking. To decide on purpose that we are willing to face a fear, challenge, or difficult situation. I can think of so many times in my life where I have been brave, and many times where I have not. If I apply the model that I teach in coaching to any of these situations, I can easily see, that in any of the circumstances, it all started with a thought in my head.
I believe being brave is an important part of our evolution as human beings. Being brave is not just jumping out of airplanes, or doing handstands in yoga, being brave is also speaking up for yourself, allowing yourself to be seen for who you are, being vulnerable.
Vulnerability can be our power, if we allow it. We must invite it into our lives, and show up from it! I choose to do this daily. I do it because I want to evolve as a human, I want to show up and be of service every single day for me and for others, and I do it because it has given me such strength and freedom. Vulnerability has given me self-confidence. Self-confidence provides me with the luxury of peace and happiness.
Today choose bravery over fear! Choose bravery because your life depends on it!
Put yourself out there, be vulnerable, and then just observe!