You know what’s weird? Life asks us to be brave every single day, even though approximately zero percent of us ever FEEL brave.
But you still do the brave things.
You have the hard conversations. You teach your kids things you kind of wish they didn’t need to know. You stand in your truth when it would be easier to smile and nod. You get out of bed when every fiber in your being is yelling, “nap!” (At least sometimes.)
We’re not talking about life-altering acts of daring here, just the everyday stuff. But where do you come up with the that kind of small-but-mighty courage? That’s what we’re chatting about over at my friend Erica’s site, The Life on Purpose Movement.
Where to Find Everyday Bravery
The other day, I had to do a Hard Thing. It doesn’t even matter what the hard thing was. That is not the point here.
Okay fine, I’ll tell you. I had to stand up in front of a room full of people and tell them stuff. (You could call this “giving a speech,” but that would feel overwhelming all over again, so let’s go with “tell them stuff.” I can tell people stuff all day long.)
Would I forget all the words I wanted to say? Would I forget all words, period? Would they all get up and leave halfway through? Also, would they like my necklace?
These were the things that worried me.
I don’t have to do that every day, but every day has hard things: having the uncomfortable conversation, telling your kiddo no when she really wants a yes, excusing yourself from that gathering you did not even want to be invited to in the first place, sharing the things you care about with the people in your life.
Even the easy things are hard, some days.
That’s why I’m sharing my four best ideas for finding everyday courage over at The Life on Purpose Movement. Come and get ‘em—and then tell me where YOU find bravery in the everyday. I need all the help I can get. 😉