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We have been struck lately by how many people in our world are doing incredibly courageous things in their lives.

Courage is:

  • Stepping outside your comfort zone to do something new
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Facing another day with a chronic illness
  • Owning a mistake and cleaning up the fallout
  • Acknowledging the toxic nature of your job and deciding to move on
  • Realizing that your relationship isn’t working for you
  • Going for a promotion at work
  • Starting your own business
  • Facing a diagnosis of cancer… again
  • Getting hard feedback and choosing to work with it
  • Stepping into your leadership
  • Daring to be more than your “world” thinks you can be
  • Writing about something you are passionate about
  • Trusting others to have your back


Courage isn’t the absence of fear. It’s acting despite being afraid.

Courage requires holding on tight to what you believe is possible, taking a deep breath, and a step forward. So whether you’re marching for the rights of those who don’t have a voice or starting your own business so that you can control your fate, courage is what builds character.

This week, spend some time thinking about the places in your life where you’re taking action despite being afraid. Then spend some time honoring your courage.

We are often quick to honor the courage of others while not acknowledging it in ourselves. To build trust in your ability to take action on your own behalf and on behalf of the people you love, it’s important for you to claim your courage.

Thank you for your courage!

Your coaches at Carpenter Smith Consulting