Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear. — James Neil Hollingworth
On Today’s Episode:
- Carla and I talk about fear and courage
- Fear is part of the process
- How writing Uniquely You required me to overcome fear
- Courage requires you to move through fear and vulnerability
- Reframing what you may see as a shortcoming as a gift instead
The thing about courage is that it’s usually only after everything is said and done that people recognize an act as courageous. Typically, at the time, courage looks a lot like doing what is required. Firefighters who save people from house fires experience tremendous fear but push through because they know giving into fear is not an option. And remember, courage doesn’t always have to be a sweeping act; recognizing your fears and making a plan to overcome them is also incredibly courageous.
Question: What is something you currently see as a personal shortcoming? How can you reframe your mindset to see this as a gift instead?