Courage
Soul Rise - Your only obligation is to be true to yourself
RSS

Recent Posts

Fearless Love
It Just Is
Comfort Zone Be Gone
Intuitive Genius
Worthiness Scale

Categories

Affirmations
Art of Allowing
Authenticity
Believe
Careers
Compassion
Courage
Darkness before the dawn
Dreaming
Dying
Ego
Forgiveness
Freedom
Giving
Go With The Flow
Gratitude
Happy being Single
Healing with the mind
Human connection
Intuition
Law of Attraction
Life
Living like a kid
Love
Meditation
Mindfulness
Music
Nature
Parenting
Positive Thinking
Resistance
Risk
Say Yes!
Self Love
Surviving
The Meaning of Your Life
The Slight Edge
Visualizations
You Are Guided
powered by

My Blog

Courage

Courage

When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something really uncomfortable and crazy?  Its like when you were a child and you were asked to speak in front of your entire class about a book that you were forced to read, barely able to breathe, voice shaking, palms sweating, and your breathing appears to have stopped.  Here you are, standing anyway, feet planted on the ground, organs functioning properly in your body, and if you did a double check you would quickly realize that you are not dead.  For death is the worst thing that could happen to you, so at least your not that.

Sometimes, courage forces us to step into this very uncomfortable, physically draining, heart wrenching places.  It's here, this very first step, that makes you want to take a quick retreat back because at the very least you wouldn't feel like your life is ending

But then you stop, take note and remind yourself that your not dead.  What if I told you to just sit there for a minute and feel where you are at?  You would probably tell me to write myself a crazy ticket, smack it on my head and retreat back behind the closed curtain in the safety of your janitors closet where nothing could effect you.

Then, a little voice would call out to you reminding you that this closet of dirty mops, used up wash cans and over used cleaning supplies is no place for someone who is a great as you are.  You belong in the dressing room!   You know the ones with plush red robes, crafts of wine and platters of cheese, fruit and candies galore   This place of honor is yours, but only if you step back on stage and take that much needed chance

I once had a moment when I was in seventh grade where I found myself in a big auditorium auditioning for an all school (grades 7-12) summer play of Annie.  I came with my blessed mom who sat with me patiently awaiting my name to be called.  I sat there with my mind reeling on how I would escape and trying to find the words to convince my mom that I was sick, about to barf, had a head ache, was having a heart attack... really anything I could think of, just so I didn't have to go on stage and show them what little talent I felt I had.

But as fate would have it, my name was called, and I started to walk (the other way at first), but with my mom's faith in me I made it on that stage and sang as well as I could.  I ended up getting a part as a Bolin sister and played in the chorus.  It was life changing and truly a magical time in my life  But had I kept walking out the door, I would have never known that I could sing, dance, and act (however not as well as the other two).  Thank God my mom had given me the courage to get outside of my comfort zone!

So, I invite you to reach out to where you feel uncomfortable, and stay there.  Feel the moment and ask yourself what is the absolute worse thing that could happen (usually death pops into my mind!) and then when you realize that that in fact is not happening, stay there a little longer  In time you will find that your courage to stay in that space will offer you the courage to do so many wonderful things that I believe if you only tried it, you would for sure live a more prosperous, happy life.  In fact I would bet you would be so very proud of yourself, you will find yourself taking more and more risk.  Finding yourself meeting more interesting, enlightening people  

Really, the sky is the limit.  And once your realize that you will find yourself in situations that are far greater then you ever imagined.  But life doesn't happen unless you live it.  So live on, and let courage be your guide!

13 Comments to Courage:

Comments RSS
valuable dissertation on Monday, April 07, 2014 9:32 AM
I was very happy as I discovered this website. I needed to thank you for this excellent information! And I have bookmarked your website to read.
Reply to comment
 
Michele Elder on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:07 PM
Thank you so much!! I'm hoping on sharing more and more. Please sign up for my email list too if you want to be notified of any new blogs or events. Many blessings to you!


bulk voice call on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:21 PM
This blog is good. There is always all relevant information on the ideas of my fingers. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Reply to comment
 
Michele Elder on Friday, April 25, 2014 11:07 PM
Thank you so much!! I appreciate your support!


Flowers Jaipur on Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:18 AM
Thanks for posting this type of post.
Reply to comment
 
Michele Elder on Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:34 PM
It's my pleasure. Thanks for your support and keep reading!


bulk email marketing on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:15 PM
What would we all do without the brilliant tips you talk about on this site? Who else has the perseverance to deal with essential topics with regard to common subscribers like me? In fact, my friends and I are very happy to have your site among the ones we usually visit. We hope you know how much we appreciate your hard work! Best wishes through us all.
Reply to comment
 
Michele on Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:43 AM
Thank you SO much!! Your comment has brilliant timing and its very much appreciated! I just submitted a book proposal, and like many writers before me, I feel like such a fraud and I'm crazy to think I can write a book. So thank you for the encouragement and praise. It's also nice to read my words again. I'm really needing to have courage. Funny how life works :). Keep reading and I'll let you know when the book comes out!


automatic watch on Monday, December 29, 2014 2:49 AM
great post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector don't notice this. You should continue your writing. I'm confident, you have a great readers' base already!
Reply to comment


emergency first aid at work on Monday, January 18, 2016 12:15 AM
This is actually what we may be searching inside several websites AND ALSO we finally found The idea here. remarkable article. now i\'m thus impressed. encase never think associated with most of these a great thing will be possible with it...I think people apply for a brilliant knowledge especially though dealings within most of these subjects.
Reply to comment


bagsbuttonsandbows on Friday, March 24, 2017 6:30 AM
I brought a hair curler, however the European converters made short work of that. I picked not to gather a bag brimming with cracked fluids, so I likewise didn't have much in the hair item classification.
Reply to comment


Mark on Friday, March 24, 2017 6:42 AM
Michele, thank you so much for this writing! As a reader, I love to read this type of writing. I like to take wine with fruit and candies. Do you like these tings?
Reply to comment


neiljakson on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:42 AM
I am so grateful to find your particular post. I have bookmarked this website and I will keep visiting you for further such interesting posts.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint