The Courage To Overcome Challenges
Posted on May 30, 2014
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt.
For me, living in the face of fear has been almost a constant battle. But I have decided to act in the face of fear. I have made the decision to be ruthless in my commitment to my word. Because I know that without it, no matter how nice you are, you just end up being another talking head.
You gain a little bit of extra courage every single time you indeed face fear and act despite its presence. I haven’t always been good at this. But that is why this whole project is such a great learning experience. I get to see what I am good at and what I am bad at – no matter how maddening that may be at times.
Focus on the little things. If you can do the little things right, you will gain momentum and give yourself the chance to do the big things right.
Success is the combination of consistent action and patience. There are many reasons why my adventure is worth it to me. I’ve been told that you have to have 5 reasons to for why it is worth it. I wrote mine down today. I have 11.
Im on a 100 day journey to realize my potential.
No matter how bad it may get. No matter how hard it may be. It’s not over until I win.
99 days left
The Better Man Project
One of my favorite phrases is
“A ship in a harbour is safe, but this is not what a ship is built for.”
John Augustus Shedd, “Salt from My Attic”, 1928.
Challenges are the things that give us a reason to wake up every morning.
Good luck on your journey!