Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty; the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous* Courage is a vital component in living the extraordinary life.
Without courage, opportunities would be missed, adventures would not be taken, friendships would not be forged, miracles would not be seen, blogs would not be written . . .
Without courage I would have settled for the ordinary.
Without courage I would have less hurt and less pain in my story, but I would also have less fulfillment, belief, and joy.
Without courage I would have settled for less risk, but more regret.
Without courage I might have faced less uncertainty, but also less adventure and growth.
Without courage I would have found myself in fewer embarrassing situations, but I would have missed so much laughter, love, and friendship.
Without courage I would still have two kidneys, but I would also be without everything I gained emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more things I could write. This list is a reminder that I do act with courage (when I'm feeling like I have none) and that acting with courage is worth it.
What about you? Where would you be "without courage?" Would it serve you, your goals, your dreams, and the people around you if you stepped out with insane courage? Sometimes all you need are 20 seconds of insane courage to get the ball rolling and get you moving in the direction of your dreams! (Watch the Insane Courage movie clip.)
With courage, just 20 seconds of insane courage, possibilities are endless.
*From Webster's Dictionary
(I’m Traci, the "Be Extraordinary!" blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)