20 Seconds of Courage

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Courage. It’s defined in different ways, but usually viewed as the ability to do something difficult or dangerous.

Merriam-Webster says it is
“mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.”

Gary Ryan Blair, creator of the 100DayChallenge asks a provocative question:

“What could you do with just 20 seconds of insane courage deployed three times per day?”

How could you increase your courage capacity for getting things done that would move you closer to fulfilling your life purpose? Here are some thoughts to consider.

Facing Your Reality

It takes courage to face our shortcomings...and sometimes to affirm our strengths.
Are you willing to acknowledge both?

To help see yourself more clearly, find a place where you won't be disturbed and record you thoughts, feelings and actions in your journal. Do this daily, or at least in a weekly review.

The Ideals You Live By

Look for instances when you can act courageously to live by your values and ideals. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

• What idea would you initiate?
• What issue would you address?
• Who would you call?
• What career choices would you make?

Practice courage in responding to these questions by living in harmony with your values and ideals.

Responding to Failure

Failure happens. The critical question is how we deal with it.

Can you get up and continue the journey to fulfilling your life purpose?
Yes, you can. The question is really, will you? This requires courage, mental courage and compartmentalization.

Watch how professional athletes respond to setbacks during games: The quarterback who gets back up to the line after being sacked and thrown for a loss. The shortstop who throws wide to first base, but then has to focus and be ready for the next batter’s swing.

Frame failures as lessons learned that help move you closer to getting your desired outcome.

Start Something New

Age or circumstances are no reasons for not experiencing life to the fullest and trying new things.

When you pursue some new activity, no matter how big or small, you build some “courage muscles.”

Soon, you’ll notice you are acting courageously in other areas of life important to you.


If you’d like more information on how to deploy simple, yet highly effective strategies that can help you live courageously and achieve your life purpose, click the image below.
Do Something Courageous Video - 100 Day Challenge

Courage Definition and Meaning - Merriam-Webster


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