Monday, July 2, 2007

It takes Courage

  • There are times that I don't want to admit I was wrong. That takes courage. It may seem like an easy thing to do. Just say you are sorry and try again. That's what I tell my daughter to do. How come it is so hard for me to do the same thing?
  • Speaking to someone you don't know. I am more guarded when meeting new people. I fear making a friend and then dealing with the possibility that they don't want to be my friend.
  • Doing what is right when everyone else isn't.
  • Saying "no" when people are trying to get you to do something you know you shouldn't.
  • Telling the truth and accepting the consequences.
  • Standing up for something you believe in even though it might mean rejection or ridicule or even physical harm.
  • Defending someone who is considered unpopular or unacceptable.
  • Facing a limitation and giving it your very best regardless of pain or discomforts.
  • Confronting a fear without running away.
  • Giving sacrificially to protect or promote either someone you love, someone who has been wronged, or someone who is in need.
  • Being the only one.
  • Taking a risk.
  • Sharing your heart honestly (including your feelings and fears and failures).

Some of these things seem so simple written out as a sentence, but the semantics behind the words presents chance for bravery.

- list from Dr. Steve Stephens, Psychologist - with some of my own insights.

1 comment:

Yellowflwrz said...

These are all really good, thanks for sharing!