This is Day 13 of “Say Good Things February.”
Are you courageous? My answer for you follows:
You are courageous. You take chances with legal opportunities to realize your dreams, advance your profession, improve your financial situation, extend your longevity, and keep you safe. You are brave. You take risks. You sacrifice yourself for the good of your family, friends, community, and world. You feel fear, but choose to act to conquer it. You follow your heart. You persevere. You keep on going even when the going is difficult for you. You are confident. You accept and confront reality. You say what needs to be said. You do what needs to be done. You give credit to those who deserve it. You accept the consequences of your behavior. You are honest. You are trustworthy.
Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.
I am courageous. I take chances with legal opportunities to realize my dreams, advance my profession, improve my longevity, and keep me safe. I am brave. You take risks. I sacrifice myself for the good of my family, friends, community, and world. I feel fear, but choose to act to conquer it. I follow my heart. I persevere. I keep going even when the going is difficult for me. I am confident. I accept and confront reality. I say what needs to be said. I do what needs to be done. I give credit to those who deserve it. I accept accept the consequences of my behavior. I am honest. I am trustworthy.
I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, the ones I focused on and believe in strongly became true…my thoughts became true. My words became true.
Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You must believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your courage.
Here are three resources I used for some of these affirmations:
I know you remember a time in your life when you were scared out of your tree, but you did something anyway.
- Gave a speech in school or at work
- Asked your parents for something you knew they might not have the money for or approve of
- Continued in a class that you thought at first you were destined to fail
I think it’s interesting that when I was little they said that people were brave and did courageous things. They never said they were afraid. It’s helpful to me to know that being courageous doesn’t mean you’re not afraid. Being courageous means you’re afraid, but you’re willing to take the risk for reasons known to you.
As an adult, I learned that it takes a lot of gumption to do something you’re afraid of. Calming your fear is the first step. Emergency personnel have us practice fire drills and to practice evacuations. Why? So that we can give ourselves confidence we can make it through this particular situation. I confess that when it came to my daughter’s being injured and the blood was flowing, I lost my cool. I screamed and hollered. However, I did press down on the spot to stop the bleeding after I screamed and got my emotions vented.
When I taught school, I did a better job of being calm under accidents. Luckily there weren’t many bloody ones. I did have a girl who broke one arm one week playing kickball…and 6 months later she broke the other arm…you guessed it…playing kickball. Calling the parents when a child has been injured at school takes a lot of courage.
I believe you are courageous because I do not believe you can survive many years without having courage. Even babies have courage. They get up and walk even when they keep falling down. The thing about courage is, it helps us enter an unknown area and become familiar with it. Once you’ve given a speech a few times, it’s not as frightening as the first time. You get better at it.
I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please feel free to ask questions and tell me stories about great leadership from your life in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!
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