Courage, according to the new Oxford American Dictionary, is defined as, “The ability to do something that frightens one". Taking on something that is scary but valuable to our mission, allows for us to not only overcome our fears and move on to fulfill our purpose, but also to increase our mastery, self worth and the ability to take on more and more projects in the future.
As we discover abilities and resources we never knew we had, forge new neural pathways in our brain and build our spiritual muscles of faith. we can feel confident to achieve projects for the greater good and develop new habits to strengthen our courage.
My father of blessed memory had the cutest saying when something challenging had to be taken on. He would say in a funny and sweet voice "Don't be ascareded!"
Even seasoned professional actors, surgeons, etc. face fear each time they perform. A relative of mine once shared with me how he would put in a prayer before each surgery he performed.
So the next time fear gets in the way, let the feeling pass by taking action and open yourself up to new possibilities and horizons that are waiting for you to explore and master in your own unique way - in order to bring about your personal contribution to the world!
Wishing you a healthy, happy and successful 2016!!!