If you want to speak up, move on, or inspire… courage will be the greatest asset at your disposal.
Although I wish it was bestowed, it is not. To get it, you’ll have to face your greatest enemy: The safe voice within you. You know, the one that tells you “I’m ok here”, “why jinx it?”, “there’s a reason no one else has done it”.
Whatever endeavour you’ve set your mind to, may you find the courage it takes to see it through.
When you reach the crossroad with no signs, or the choice with no wise council, dare to dare. Loose sight of your own shore.
Yes, it’s as risky now as it was before but it is the only way humanity has ever met new frontiers. It is also the only way you will discover yours.
All the best my friend.
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” –Maya Angelou
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” –William Faulkner
“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” –Erica Jong
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” –William G.T. Shedd
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anaïs Nin
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” –C. JoyBell
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs
“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” –Marilyn Monroe
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” –Lao Tzu
“… ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” –George R. R. Martin