Everyday musings ….Life as I see it…….my space, my reflections and thoughts !!
The dictionary defines courage as “the ability to control fear and to be willing to deal with something that is dangerous, difficult or unpleasant”.
I always thought courage meant, to accomplish challenging tasks or heroic acts like scaling Mt. Everest, saving lives of people caught in a natural calamity, performing daredevil stunts or fighting terrorists.
But what I have come to realize is that, in our everyday life all of us exhibit courage at varying levels from seemingly insignificant to real brave ones.
Courage is not the absence of fear but to emerge victorious over it.
IT TAKES COURAGE TO,
Stand up for a cause
Try something out of your comfort zone
Follow your heart
Remain cool when anger burns you
Swim against the tide
Demonstrate a resilient spirit
Walk out of an abusive relationship
Take a stand against a social evil
Own up responsibility for a wrong done
Steering clear of temptations…..
I am sure there are many more you can add to the above list.
The general perception of people is that, we dismiss such acts as nothing of real significance. But we forget that the cumulative effect of these little feats of courage, goes a long way in boosting our confidence with a sense of accomplishment, when we recognize and acknowledge them.
Can you relate to any of them? Do share and inspire people, as to situations where you have exhibited traits of being courageous.