Think about this statement for a moment.
If you have courage, if you take risks, if you push your boundaries, if you’re ballsy and challenge yourself, your life EXPANDS.
If you don’t, it doesn’t. It shrinks, plain and simple. Like a deflated balloon. Do you want your life to resemble a deflated balloon??
I KNOW you don’t want THAT.
What if Walt hadn’t had the courage to dream like he did? What if he’d never gotten up the nerve to pursue his big dreams?
We’d have no princesses to laugh and complain and argue about, lol.
AND we would have no Magic Kingdom. =(
Now, take this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt:
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
I absolutely LOVE Eleanor Roosevelt and her strong, smart sayings. How can anyone argue with her?? How many times have you had to do the very thing you thought you just couldn’t do? I can’t even count how many times anymore. Yet here I stand.
Life would be a pretty bland dish of potatoes without a dash of courage, that’s for sure. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m NOT saying we all have to go cutting off our ears to prove our bravery, far from it. But just think about something you’ve been dreaming of, something you’ve been longing to attempt but put off over and over again. What is it? Why haven’t you attempted it yet?
Sometimes it IS the quiet voice. Getting up again tomorrow and trying again takes a TON of courage. Sometimes that is the only thing that gets us through the day, knowing that tomorrow will give us another chance to win.
I just had to include the Cowardly Lion. I think this is my favorite scene in the whole “Wizard of Oz” movie. Brings me to tears every time.
You CAN win. But only if you find your courage and GET UP, stand up. Don’t give up the fight. (Thanks Bob Marley).
As your Confidence Coach, I bring you the tools to BE your SELF and OWN your TRUTH.
- don’t know how to use your own voice anymore
- used to feel like you could do anything
- wonder why no one listens to you
- feel invisible most of the time
- don’t have a plan for your future
- can’t even imagine your way into next week
- wonder when your goals disappeared like that
- feel all bottled up like wine with a dry cork
- wish you could just run away some days
- hate living in an emotional battlefield or wasteland
- can’t remember the last time you felt good about yourself
- don’t know when someone last complimented you on anything
- feel as if flirting was something you did in another lifetime
- don’t remember how to have fun
-This list goes on and on, doesn’t it?…
I know what it’s like and how to help because the same thing happened to me. Now that I have successfully found my Self and learned how to own my truth, I can guide you through the steps it takes to succeed and THRIVE. Email me directly at Pamela@ElasticityCoaching.com or visit my website
at www.PamelaWills.com. Let’s talk so we can identify your challenges and decide on your course of
action. I look forward to working with you!
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8/30/2012 07:39:03 am
I love this! Before my baby girl was born I was the Cowardly Lion, stuck in a role determined for me by circumstance. But I wanted to show my daughter that she can do anything with a bit of hard work and spunk! Now I have changed my career and expanded my life! And I am so much happier for it!
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