Sometimes we all focus too much on our mistakes. We focus too much on what is negative about us and not enough about the positive. We think, “I am not strong” or “I am weak,” rather than “I am strong” and “I am courageous.” We all need a reminder every now and again that we are, indeed strong, courageous people. So what do we need to do to be more courageous in life? Read on to find out more…
Write a List
One of the best ways to be courageous is to remember all the times that you have felt courageous. So, write a list of all the times in your life that you have felt brave, courageous, and strong. Look at it when you need a reminder that you are not a weak person.
Make a Bucket List … and DO IT!
Another way to be more courageous in your life is to make a bucket list. If you do not know what a bucket list is, a bucket list is a list of things you have always wanted to do or see or experience in your life. It is a list you want to complete before you die. So write it down. Nothing is too ridiculous. Have you always wanted to cruise to Alaska? Put it on there. Bungee jump? That is a perfect entry. See the Eiffel Tower? Great!
Making the bucket list is the easy part. The hard part is challenging yourself to DO IT. Being courageous means putting yourself first and taking chances.
Put Yourself First
Another way to be more courageous in your life is to put yourself first. This can be hard to do because we sometimes have a tendency to put everyone’s needs ahead of our own. Be brave, be courageous, and tell people “no” every once and a while. Focus on your needs. That is not selfish. It is brave.
Fulfilling that bucket list means that you put yourself first anyway. So if you want to take the trip of a lifetime, do it. There is nothing stopping you. Do not get bogged down by the “I cannot because…” that brings all of us down sometimes. There is always a way. Do not have enough money? Cut cable. Spend less at the coffee house. Ask your spouse to spend less on a hobby. The point here is that anything is possible as long as you are brave enough to want it and brave enough to ask for it.