What comes to mind when you hear the word courage? Is it about brute strength or is it about digging deep to find another piece of yourself?
Here’s a quote from Brene Brown. She is a wonderful writer, speaker, and researcher from Texas, USA. More specifically she says the studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
Here’s the quote I want you to read and think about today.
Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver.Brene Brown
While the quote from Brown is short and seemingly direct, there’s a lot of underlying emotion and hope.
For me, it means making a choice–and possibly a difficult one. It take courage to be different, to believe, and to stand within your own truth.
Whatever those truths, they belong and reside within you. To lend that hand to others who are less fortunate–takes courage.
To say no takes courage, but empowers.
To question and doubt can be difficult to do, but can bring about truth or clarity.
To choose to understand and stand in someone else’s shoes brings us together.
Tell me how you use courage to make the world around you a little better… a little braver.
Are you familiar with empathy? Do you teach it to your kids? Read THIS post I wrote about empathy.
Don’t ever doubt your courage. It has nothing to do with biceps and everything to do with your true heart. A small step can have a huge impact.
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