How to Become More Courageous

Cultivating courage is not easy. There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world. Climate change is an ever-growing threat. News stations use fear mongering to increase ratings.Internet threads are full of anonymous hatred. Social media has created a toxic FOMO culture. The inequality and injustice among us remains shocking. It’s scary when you think about it, and that fear is reasonable. Buta lot of us get paralyzed by fear instead of taking the braver leap forward.

Courage requires vulnerability, a feeling no one really enjoys. Being courageous means removing your “comfort zone” from the equation and thrusting yourself into uncharted territory. But we can all be more courageous with some radical shifts in thought. Whether you are working on a global, national, local or self-reflective scale, here are 3 tips for becoming a more courageous, self-assured person.

Embrace your fears.

The pervading mythseems to be that our fears are something we should be ashamed of; that they should be kept under a dark cloak in a dusty corner, out of view. But being open with yourself about your fears can make it easier to overcome them. For starters, stop being so hard on yourself for having fears in the first place. The bravest men and women ofhistory had fears, too. But courage and fear canactually co-exist.

Are you afraid of not being enough? Afraid of being kidnapped? Afraid of the ocean? Afraid of embarrassing yourself? Afraid of the uncertainty of climate change? The first step to courageously facings a fearis in acknowledging it.Accept yourself for who you are and stop trying to hide what you are afraid of.

Practice self-love.

If you are going to be courageous and stand up for what you believe in, it is paramount that you love yourself. That means putting your own needs first. If you are feeling stressed and thinly stretched, where will that courage come from? Nowhere. Drink plenty of water, eat nourishing foods, sleep well, de-stress. Be kindto yourself. Courage takes a lot of effort. Take care of your basic needs so that you can be strong and courageous for yourself and others.

Understand your own power.

As a human, you have an enormous amount of power and influence on the world. Something as simple as holding the door open for someone or complimenting them can really brighten their day. Conversely, your singular actions also have the potential to ruin aday. You don’t need a lot of money or a big job or beauty to be influential in the world. Youhave incredible untapped potential, and knowing that can give you the strength to stand tall and fight for yourself and others when you need it. You can make change happen. You are beautiful and powerful. Be courageous.

Let your fears guide you toward the things you need to stand up for. Take care of yourself, trust yourself, and let your intuition be your guide. And, when it comes time to stand up for what you believe in, you’ll be ready to dig deep into your pool of courage and fight for what’s right.

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45 comments

iloshechka A
iloshechka Aabout a month ago

thanks

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Margie FOURIE
Margie F1 months ago

Thanks for the tips

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Carl R
Carl R1 months ago

Thanks!!!

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Carl R
Carl R1 months ago

Thanks!!!

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Georgina M
Georgina M1 months ago

tyfs

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Carole R
Carole R1 months ago

There is courageous and then there is stupid. Not everyone is made out to be a daredevil and that's ok.

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Leo Custer
Leo Custer1 months ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Marija M
Marija M1 months ago

tks for sharing

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Danuta W
Danuta W1 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Janet B
Janet B1 months ago

Thanks

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