When you think of courage, what images come to mind?
For many people, it’s a fireman running into a burning building. Some people envision a soldier storming into battle. Or how about a mother protecting her children from imminent danger?
While these images, are indeed, examples of courage, they represent only a small percentage of the courageous acts shown by countless people every day.
Courage comes from the Latin root word, “cor” which means “of the heart,” so to have courage literally means to follow your heart.
Sometimes, you feel your heart is beating loudly and fiercely, guiding you in bold directions. At other times, your heart is beating softly and steadily, quietly encouraging you to pursue a simple dream. But all the while, it keeps going.
Courage doesn’t mean we have to defeat the enemy or save someone in distress. Although, that can certainly be the case, if we have the privilege to do so.
Most of the time, courage is being willing to make a change, take a risk, or pursue a dream. And as long as you are willing to keep going and to endure to be able to pursue your dreams or make changes in your life, you are acting with great courage.
Your obstacles will eventually have no choice but to yield to your strength of will.
How can YOU live courageously TODAY?