“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
According to vocabulary.com – The adjective courageous derives from the Old French word corage — meaning “heart, innermost feelings, or temper”.
Last week, I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a difficult conversation that wasn’t the easiest to have. The thing with difficult conversations is that you might not end up with a perfect end result. If we walk into things with a mindset of always expecting a perfect outcome from taking an action that requires courage, then we could be setting ourselves up for failure. After the fact, we may decide to never take a similar risk again.
Instead, why not aim for specific progress instead of perfection. Why not have a clear awareness that we can move on to trying something else if this doesn’t work?
This week’s word of the week is “brave“. This is your nudge to step out of your comfort zone from a place of inner self-trust and confidence.
Do you have anything on your pending but feel-scared-to-do list of things that you can tackle this week — even if you know that taking an action may not lead to a perfect outcome?
If you do, take the initiative and get that thing on your to-do list done.
Have a great week!