Today I want to talk about bravery.
What does it mean to be brave for you?
Have you ever felt proud of your courage?
When he was 19, and with the help of my therapist, I took decisions that change the course of my life.
In this post, I will explain some of them.
But let me explain, first, which to me means.
To be brave is …
- Being able to be yourself, but the rest does not like
- Defend your ideas
- Move away from what hurts you
- Fight for what you want
- Leave relationships, if you do not agree
- Be afraid to do something and do it anyway
The list could be filled with many other things.
But with examples, it is how best understood.
Moments where I‘ve been brave:
1. I was studying the career of Business Administration, and I decided to quit the race and be a Therapist.
Of course, my family jumped on me, because to begin with, that of being a therapist, not even was a degree! (Although lasted four years …).
My family asked me to finish my degree first, and then, I would study what I liked.
I had to be very brave to stand firm in my decision to choose what I wanted, despite their views.
2. I had a bad relationship with my father and decided to leave home and share floor with students.
I think it was the best decision I made at that time.
When you have a certain age, you need to live your own life and this is easier to do when you live on your own.
Of course I only worked part-time, so I found a student flat, and I got to share a room. Since I could not afford a room to myself.
But I did it.
I was brave, although at that time, it cost me a lot.
3. I decided to break a relationship, and even being in love.
I had 5 years with my partner, 4 of them living together. I was in love, but there were things that did not quite convince me.
Over time, every time I felt worse, because what my partner gave me, did not fill me. We had very different values and what was important for me, for him it was not, and vice versa. And this made me suffer a lot.
So, after spending until the last cartridge he had. I had to seek outside help to quit, because, despite everything, I still love him.
It took me one year to get out of that relationship. And another, recover.
But I got it.
I was very brave.
It was easy?
And you’re wondering,
And why are you telling me all this?
Because I would like to serve on
I would like to have very clear that being brave does not mean it’s easy.
But if you do, if you fight for what you want, the rewards will be immense.
Imagine how my life would have been had it followed next to a person who made me mourn but laugh?
How would your life be if that “it is difficult”, do not take the path that will make you feel free and happy?
How do you see yourself in a few years, if not take the decision that frightens you?
What do you think of you when you are an older person, and no turning back?
Today is a great day to do what you’ve been putting off time.
You can be brave.
For within you is the strength, you will move on.
Courage requires effort
Choose the life you want, is not a bed of roses.
Requires effort, dedication, commitment and, above all, take consequences.
But living your own life, your hopes, your dreams, your aspirations …
That is priceless!
Today, I would like to take you to reflect.
Today, I would like to tell you that you all you need, and you will be able to move forward.
Sometimes the hardest part is taking the first step. That is the hardest.
But then, it’s just a matter of going taking steps, however small.
As I say, without haste, but without pause.
As stated by Confucius,
“Which moves mountains, begins away small stones”
Start that way.
Start pushing those little stones that obstruct your way.
Start making those small changes that, if you keep them, will make a difference in the future.
But you will have to be constant.
Useless start today one thing, to leave tomorrow.
I’m not saying it’s easy.
But think about the reward.
Focus on your life, once you achieved what you want.
That will give you the strength to keep walking.
And, if at any moment falter, you can always ask for help.
Remember, I’m here if you need me.
Life is made of moments.
Choose what kind of moments you want to live, and go for it.
You can get it.
In you are the strength, courage and perseverance.
What if I fall? What if I decide and then I regret? And if it is not the right time? What if…?
There will always be pros and cons.
When I left my partner, I was not 100% sure.
That “security” then comes with the passage of time.
When life gives you other things that neither had imagined.
But not, at the time of making the decision.
It starts small, and let yourself feel if you are on the right track.
And when you’re making an important decision, ask yourself questions to help you clarify yourself.
And then simply act.
For a bridge that takes you to another place, not built just by thinking.
You have to work on it.
Perhaps keep this sentence in a visible place helps you:
“Be brave does not mean it’s easy”
Surely you’ve gone through other situations where you have shown your courage.
You want to share some with me?
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Perhaps someone needs some words of encouragement and motivation. Thank you.