- Nothing binds us more than the chains we bind ourselves with. Our patterns of speech, our choices, the risks we take or refuse, and the way we view the world all create the limitations we live within. Our self-imposed limitations keep us safe, but also keep us from changing our lives for the better.
- “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
US diplomat & reformer (1884 – 1962)
Are you putting something off this week because of fear? Have you talked yourself out of the next uncertain but so desired step in your life? Fear will keep you stuck, but can also be the indicator that something great is around the corner if you will find your strength, courage, and confidence. This week I want to encourage you to explore the uncertain, but greatly desired.
The thing about strength is that you only know its many dimensions when you live it. We can see strength in others, but its only seen when it’s used. Just like a muscle is build with exercise strength of character is built through life experiences. Life your life fully and your strength will increase.
The thing about courage is that you never know how much you have until you use it. You never know how good it feels to be courageous until you step out in it. You never earn the badge of courageous until you adventure into the uncertain.
The thing about confidence is it feels so amazing, but you will never know until you step out with courage and use your strength to transform the uncertain into a successful life experience.
Your Simple Smile Igniter:
The easiest way to get moving again, or continue moving, on your path of strength, courage, and confidence is to identify the next actionable item necessary to do that thing you think you can not do. In the comments section of this blog please post your next action item. If you would like encouragement or accountability let me know, I am here to support you on your path to smiles.