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What is Courage?

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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

Say No

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.

 

 

53 comments on “What is Courage?

  1. Hal Barbera
    January 21, 2019

    Maybe there is no courage without fear …

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Abhay
    January 21, 2019

    Courage is to Change your habit!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. I had the same interpretation of courage as you mentioned, yet I understand everything you have listed on your post, and it all makes so much more sense, about the essence of courage. Thank you for your thoughtful post, dear Radhika

    Liked by 3 people

  4. positivesideofcoin
    January 21, 2019

    For me, courage is to take risk and fulfil your dreams.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      January 21, 2019

      Yes, Anjali. It does take a lot of courage to realise ones dreams specially if there is lot of pressure and objections from parents, friends and society.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. boundlessblessingsblog
    January 21, 2019

    When we fear or are anger, then I think courage or anything disappears, but taking a stand and wanting to change and come out of a relationship that is not good is what courage is all about. Lovely and apt words, Radhika. A great picture of a leap that is so required.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Sakshi
    January 21, 2019

    Not giving up and facing whatever life throws at us is courage

    Liked by 2 people

  7. arlene
    January 21, 2019

    Nice thoughts Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. krishnapriya108
    January 21, 2019

    I never thought about courage so deeply – thanks for this thoughtful post Radhika. 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  9. vidur sahdev
    January 21, 2019

    Yes, it takes a lot of courage to all that! 👍

    Liked by 2 people

  10. maibhibharat
    January 21, 2019

    Whooa!!KEEP MOTIVATING ma’am.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Team Wellness
    January 22, 2019

    Courage is all of the above and driving on Indian Roads too 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  12. harshita
    January 22, 2019

    Courage is to let go of someone

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Jyo
    January 22, 2019

    Beautiful thoughts Radhika 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  14. iScriblr
    January 22, 2019

    Courage is being YOU!❤

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Shantanu Baruah
    January 22, 2019

    Courage is a state of mind which dominates any ostensible fear

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Kranti
    January 23, 2019

    To forgive someone takes courage!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      January 23, 2019

      I agree Kranti and I have not been able to garner that courage yet, to completely forgive someone who hurt me.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kranti
        January 23, 2019

        I understand dear it’s really difficult to completely forgive someone who hurts 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    January 23, 2019

    Nice list, trying some these for long, have been successful also.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. True ma’am, I believe being honest needs courage in this dramatic world

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Megha's World
    January 25, 2019

    Courage to face your fears head-on. Courage is acknowledging your weakness,

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Giulia
    January 28, 2019

    So true! Sometimes it takes me so much courage to say no… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      January 29, 2019

      Agree. It is definitely not easy to say no …..but at times one has to garner that courage. Thanks so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Fisherofmen
    February 2, 2019

    Yo, I love this post. It definitely takes courage to overcome the mountains in our lives. So many of us have it inside of us to do it, but very few of us allow ourselves to access it. But once again I love this post. This was dope.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. daneelyunus
    February 2, 2019

    Nice post

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Infinite Living
    February 7, 2019

    True thoughts! I remember the time each one of my post on WP felt like a huge act of courage 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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