On Courage

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let yourself be a beginner.

This one is SUPER hard for me. I’ve also discussed this with My Husband and we came to the realization that [perhaps] it is our generation who struggles with this because many of us were asked to be adults before we were done being kids. #latchkeykid

In my own experience, I felt a lot of internalized shame if I didn’t already know how to do something or if I didn’t get it right on the first try. I am still working on this with my therapist – I cannot overtly point to things in my childhood that caused this feeling, but I remember always having. On the flip side, I taught myself how to sight-read music VERY well and I often had nearly a photographic memory when it came to studying and test-taking.

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Do it scared.

This is one of my favorite things to remind myself.

Personally, I lean into that fear of messing up, not getting it right with an attitude of “who are you to tell me that I can’t do this?!?!?!”

Does it always work? Absolutely not.

Do I use this with/on other people? Not usually.

TL;DR: Courage is doing something even though you may be afraid. Courage is letting yourself be new at something. Courage is not letting your fears and doubts hold you back.

I hope you have a wonderful day!


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