Integrity is choosing courage over comfort. Brené Brown
This is the third time I’ve begun a post about this topic. When I saw this quote again, I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer.
I don’t feel courageous. To me, courage is performing life-saving feats as part of a day’s work. Not the sort of things I do in my day-to-day.
What does it mean to choose courage over comfort?
I’m learning that it takes courage to trust yourself. To say yes to what is right for me and to say no when others want to make that decision on my behalf.
Every time you follow your heart, share your story and give others a little bit of yourself you are choosing courage.
Courage is putting yourself in a position to be seen. To be heard.
Courage is following your own inner-guidance system even when it’s hard. Especially when it’s hard.
Being courageous is doing what I know to be right.
There’s no need to defend your decision.
I understand that rationally, but in my heart, I also want others to agree. I defend so you’ll applaud my choices.
Maybe choosing courage is choosing yourself.
Honoring your talents, your time and your truth.
Maybe acts of courage aren’t about bravado but about being brave.
Being okay with who you are in this very moment and doing the best you can with what you have.
It’s enough. You are enough.
Courage is believing that’s true.