Masterful Mindsets – Be Courageous! 

“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.”   ~Queen Elizabeth II 

Question: How do you handle difficulty and defeat? Do you see it as reason to quit and give in to the seemingly paralyzing effects of failure? Or do you see it as nothing more than a roadblock on your path to success and keep pushing forward toward your dreams?

Action Challenge: 

A lot can be learned about a person’s character if you observe them during difficult times. They will show you their victim side or their victor side. They will show you their pessimism or their optimism. Their kindness or their bitterness… And as the quote says, those who are courageous will show that they are strong and courageous, in their actions and determination. While all too often, those who are afraid of difficulty or failure will never take the risk to move forward.

Now that doesn’t mean that those who are strong and courageous never fail. Quite the contrary – what it means is that they aren’t afraid of failure because they don’t see it as defeat. They see it as an opportunity to learn and try again. And most importantly, they know that their failures do not define them but rather, it’s how they show up in the midst of difficulty and failure that will exemplify their true character. The strong and courageous don’t have excuses for why they quit, they have reasons to keep pushing on towards their dreams of creating a better future.

Which will you be? I say…be courageous!

I believe that 99.9% of the time, “reasons” are just excuses in disguise. So how many “reasons” do you have for why you haven’t created the life of your dreams yet? Pay attention to how often you use excuses when life gets difficult. It’s time to step boldly forward, past the excuses that have been holding you back. Eliminate all excuses this week. Then join me on the blog and share how your life shifts in just this one week, when you are courageous enough to keep pushing forward towards a better future – no matter what.

Be courageous!

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