It is often associated with extreme actions taken in the face of dire, life-threatening situations. We admire the courage our heroes display and often think, “I don’t think I could, or would, do that!”
The fact is that we all have courage that we display every day. Courage is more prosaic than we usually admit. It can be found in the hundreds of decisions we make all day, every day. It is there when we take responsibility for the consequences of our actions.
Every time we make a decision to do something because it is the right thing to do instead of the comfortable thing, we display courage.
Every time we decide to get off our duffs to make a difference in our lives or the lives of others, we display courage.
Every time we resist the pressure to conform to what other people want and choose our own way, we display courage.
Every time we fight the energy-sucking obligations of our lives to follow our dreams, we display courage.
My wish for you all (and for myself) in 2017 is to have the courage to make the decisions that will help you achieve your dreams.