Are you a brave person?
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William Faulkner
Generally speaking, I haven’t thought of myself as a “brave” man.
I’m good in crises, and I’m willing to do really hard work for things I really believe in, but courage isn’t really something I’ve thought I had a lot of, but… that is starting to shift.
As I lean deeper into my process, into my growth, more and more people who have known me for years are commenting that they can see that I am doing hard work, asking tough questions, and confronting challenging truths about myself.
And that does actually take courage.
So instead of thinking of myself as someone who has failed in so many ways, and as someone who shies away from scary things, I’m starting to have a little bit more belief in my own bravery, and that feels really good.
What shifts have you undergone this year in terms of how you think about yourself?