Courage in life is something everyone is talking about. Oh yeah, you know it all. Don’t you? Maybe you heard it a thousand times already. But you failed to try it on yourself.
Courage in life is closely connected to the way you handle the changes. Let me tell you the story of Martha, a 38-year-old woman living in Zurich. Martha desperately needed changes in her life. She felt like a used-up Ferrari. Always in chase of a better job, better relationship and a better life. But still, despite her wishes for change, she did very little to change it.
Maybe you also don’t quit your comfy job, though you feel it’s high time for something new and more developing?
Maybe you feel you deserve better, a better-paid position or a normal, loving relationship but you still wait until it miraculously appears in your life?
The truth is, we, humans, are lazy. If we don’t need to move – we sit. Imagine someone tells you that you don’t need to go to work anymore in your life. Would you still get up at 6:30 am to move and do your stuff? I guess not.
We all have wishes. “I want to lose 5 kgs”, “I want to meet the man of my dreams”, “I want to change my job”, etc. Nowadays, “I want to” supersedes our “I do it”. We live in the world of our “wants” and not “doings”.
Neuroscientists determined that it is the fear of our own unworthiness that drives us to live a fear-based life. Read more about the science of conquering fear here.
We are afraid to cross the magic barrier of FEAR. Why magic?
Imagine you’re standing on a cliff. On the other side, there’s another cliff where you see your dream job or dream relationship. In between, there’s an abyss. You know that you need to cross it to get to the other side. The fear stops you. The abyss is too deep, and the line is too thin. You come up with excuses why you CAN’T get to the other side, instead of putting your shit together and creating a way to get there.
Maybe you run and make a big jump, maybe you walk on the thin line or construct a more solid bridge.
In this way, you CREATE your ways on how to get to the other side. The only ingredient you need is COURAGE.
Without courage, Marc Zuckerberg wouldn’t have created Facebook.
Without courage, Jan Mela (a disabled Polish boy) wouldn’t have reached the North Pole.
Without courage, you wouldn’t have been where you are now.
I recently tested my courage in the Swiss mountains. I have a fear of heights and going up to 3000 metre mountain was my challenge. Learn how I did it and what I learned from it.
Courage in life is created, not innate. You might not have it in your DNA, but you can always train it. Courage to go your own way of making better choices and going beyond your limits.
If you’re looking for a way to start check out my e-book, which can help you on your way.