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Courage

 

“There is one ingredient that separates the champions of our world from the masses…Courage. What Courageous action will you take today?”

I woke up one morning a few weeks ago to find this message from a mentor and client on my FaceBook wall. In the back of my mind I thought about some lessons learned from this spiritual and powerful leader.

My courageous action that day was simply letting my voice be heard; speaking my truth.

“Public” speaking is very difficult for me. Putting myself on public display in front of the world via the internet is excruciating. Expressing myself through social media gives me the shakes. I do fine in intimate groups, with people I’ve developed a relationship. I am willing to share tips and techniques, but to open myself to the world, that leaves me shaken.

Yet I stood up, or rather sat down, and said what was laid in my heart to say.

And I had several moments of panic. More than once I wanted to delete the post. To fall back into the ‘children must be seen and not heard’ mindset of my youth. An amazing thing happened. Someone submitted a comment on my blog. Someone I’ve never heard of, a total stranger! Then someone else submitted a comment in another place, and I noticed someone repeated a link my post. I felt 10 feet tall.

So, thank you Sid for reminding me that I am a champion, and Dan, Kimberly, Dawn and Rochelle for reminding me that when I am courageous, others benefit.

Now I ask you: “There is one ingredient that separates the champions of our world from the masses…Courage. What Courageous action will you take today?”

 

© 2008 Kathy Crofoot