Almost everyday, we encounter something that scares us, something that makes our heart race and our palms sweat. This is especially true when we are committed to learning and growth.
Being “courageous” isn’t about never being afraid. It’s about being bold enough to face what scares you, and keep going.
How often do we stop when we come up against something that pushes us out of our comfort zone? While that reaction is normal, it’s one that we must overcome, if we want to grow and experience being fully alive.
While it’s easy to stick with what feels familiar and comfortable, we only grow when we stretch. The more we practice the habit of pushing through our fears, the stronger and more fearless we become.
Remember, it’s not about “never being afraid.” It’s about not letting your fears hold you back. So go ahead, do one thing today that makes you excited and your heart race. And do another tomorrow. Before long, you’ll notice that there are fewer things scare you and more that excite you!