Living within all of us are great dreams and aspirations. Yet there is usually one thing that gets in the way.
When you set a big goal it is often followed a feeling that can hold most people back...fear. Moving past this fear takes an enormous amount of courage.
When you visualize living a courageous life, what does it look like to you? What are your deepest dreams? What do you want to accomplish this year? Who is the person that you want to be? Are there any fears in your heart blocking you from getting where you want to be going?
When you live a courageous life, you are choosing to enter the unknown rather letting your fears hold you captive. However, it takes heart.
The word courage comes from the Latin root word cor, which means heart.
So to have courage, you must look deep within your own heart, and when do, your heart will begin to overflow into all areas of your life. The more that you lean into your own heart, the further you will move away from fear, and you will feel the ability to take on the adventure and the risk that is in front of you.
We all want to live courageous lives, and we know that sometimes it can be difficult to navigate what it looks like to get there.
Our team has put together some 7 Tips to help you find the courage you need to your goals. We hope that you find these useful as you aspire to live life to the fullest and find the courage that is already within you.
Who’s In Your Circle?
Surround yourself with people who believe in you even more than you believe in yourself!
Listen to the Run The Day Podcast with Nick Symmonds as he discusses this with his coach.
Share your goals and dreams with someone else and telling them your fears behind those dreams. Doing this gives you some accountability to your goal and can release some of the doubt that comes with it.
“You can’t walk through courage without walking through vulnerability.”
Map out things, either mentally or physically, and the steps you need to take to get where you want to go. Think of all the scenarios in your head that could block you so that if they come your way you’re prepared to take them on. This will keep you quick on your feet and distance you from fear.
If you need help with your plan, check out our Free Build The Path Worksheet.
One Thing at a Time
When goals can seem too big or hard to accomplish, it’s essential to break down the steps of how you’ll get there. Then tackle each item one at a time.
Remind yourself of previous goals you have reached, the breakthroughs you have made, and always visualize success. When you can see a path to the finish line, even if it’s dim, it means there is a way for you to get there. It might be hard, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel!
How Do You Respond
Did you know the circumstance or results do not define you? Instead, you will be defined by how you react to each of them. That means you can control your attitude and your response to all kinds of situations. That freedom can alleviate a lot of the fear if you let it.
“Life is 10% what actually happens, 90% how I respond to it.”
Courage comes from deep in your heart. When you’re showing love to yourself and everyone around you, your dreams will suddenly look within reach, and your biggest fears will diminish because your heart is full of love.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Michael Coen @CoenFilmAdventures