I used to think courage always had to be something big — like jumping out of an airplane or saying, “Yes, I’m crazy enough … I mean, courageous enough, to ride that wild bull!”
But I’ve learned that courage is often choosing to do the next right thing … choosing not to quit … choosing to say yes because it’s the right thing to do, not because it’s what I want to do.
Sometimes I’m courageous — and no one else will ever notice. I’m taking the next small step of freedom, of doing the right thing at the right time, and no one else is there to cheer or applaud or say, “Good job.” But I was brave because I stared down my private fears, my doubts.
Sometimes courage is believing in the possibilities instead of the IMpossibilies — and knowing that my choices, one decision at a time — makes all the differences.
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