“Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.” -Ruth Gordon
If conquering THE fear is paralyzing us to action, let’s start with a smaller, more conquerable fear. At the very least, it will pump us up and give us the boost to do the “target” fear.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -St Francis of Assisi
Every fear we conquer expands our courage, and in turn diminishes the remaining fears. Because now we have a growing list of fear-fighting experiences to back us up. “If I had done that, I can do this, too.” If I can parasail on my own, I can try skydiving, too.
So, here’s an exercise for me and for you. To tone up our Courage muscles and prep us up for the main fear we are working on this year.
Over the weekend, go somewhere you’ve never been. Step it up with a selfie and a blog post. Share it here, too!
Too easy? Amp up the fear factor by going to a place outside your social/cultural comfort zone. If you don’t like comedy clubs, go to one. If you’ve never been to a gym(ahem, this hits home) or a spa, go visit one. It doesn’t have to be far, too. You can venture around your neighborhood, visit your next door neighbor you’ve never said hi to before. Join your Church’s social hall. Dine at a restaurant with a foreign menu. Go to a karaoke (you don’t even have to sing).
Put that game face on. Brave it out! BE SAFE! Have fun! Happy Weekend! #weekendcourageproject