Practice your courage the way you practice tennis, train for a marathon, or learn a new skill. The more obstacles you overcome, whether it’s leaving the house or giving a speech, the easier it will be to tackle the bigger ones. Not only that, but once you get off your couch and start facing your fears, you’ll realize, there was never anything to worry about to begin with. The scariest thing that could have happened to you was playing too safe with your life.
I’ve since given speeches with heart racing and palms sweating. I haven’t yet climbed mountains, but I’ve hiked them. I’ve stretched with challenges as much as I’ve tried to avoid them. And in doing both, I’ve learned that if you give yourself the chance to be courageous, not only will your courage grow, but so will you and what’s possible for your life.
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