Courage is a universally admired virtue which courageous individuals in all cultures have survived across time to become the heroes of the subsequent generation. Courage is the mental and emotional preparedness and ability to deal with difficult, challenging, and sometimes seemingly impossible circumstances. It is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, intimidation and other threats.

Courage is about doing what you’re afraid to do. “There can be no courage unless you’re scared. Have the courage to act instead of reacting,” these are the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Courage is one of the secrets to almost everything you need in life. I would describe courage to be a psychological muscle, this is because when we build our muscles we build strength and resilience.

Yes, it is popularly said no fear, no courage. Like Fitzhenry said, “courage is resilience to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”.

One way to embrace courage is by accepting and being ready to overcome every circumstance that tends to cause you fear or test your courage.

Over the years, I have learned few steps to help me embrace and build my courage and one of which is following and believing in my authentic purpose in life. Also, I have learned to take bold steps even when am scared, the rule is bend, but don’t break. I have also learned to embrace failure and learn from my mistakes. The best of it all is getting back on your feet especially when you fall and I learned this the hard way. Genuinely, embracing courage is a good factor to building self-confidence. Why not embrace it.

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