Why it’s So Important to Have Courage


This morning, I admit I was scared. I had no idea what the end result would be, or how much pain I would feel while in the process of getting through this ordeal I was about to experience.

I had an eye procedure that included Novocain to my upper and lower eyelid and some surgical cutting. 

I am doing fine now, but for an hour, I had to muster every bit of courage to successfully get through this uncomfortable procedure.

How do you cope when you need that extra courage you feel is necessary to get through an unpleasant situation?

Every one of us needs a little extra courage when faced with something that is out of the norm of our everyday life.

It doesn’t take going through a surgical procedure or a life and death experience to ask for some additional courage.

With courage, faith often follows to strengthen your resolve. When you ask yourself for additional courage to get past something in your life that is stressful and uncomfortable, you are better able to rise above what you fear, and conquer that fear.

When you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone, and you manage to get past the uncomfortable part of the situation, it’s a good thing. And, it is often a complete relief!

Most of the time you grow from being uncomfortable.

Remember when you asked a girl you were madly in love with to prom in high school? Or, you were praying the cutest, most popular guy in school would ask you out? Sometimes you may have wished you had the courage to ask him out.

As you grow older, courage is still necessary. The situations you’re faced with somehow manage to become even more complicated.

Finding the courage to step out of your comfort zone is never easy, but life is much more exciting when you take that leap.

Being courageous doesn’t always change the world, but stepping up to be a better person, helping others, or, learning new things, all make life so much more fulfilling and promising.  You may not be able to change the world, but you can change someone else’s world with a simple act of courage or kindness.

Take a look at your own life, and instead of feeling badly that you didn’t do enough to make a difference for yourself and others, try patting yourself on the back for the courage it took to get through another day.

And just maybe, at the end of the day, you can tell yourself that being uncomfortable no longer matters, because you lived another day fully enough, and with courage!

Certified Life Coach Lorna McCarty empowers women so that they move from struggle to success by elevating the negativity through positive actions that embrace the best version of themselves. Connect with Lorna for a complimentary session today and discover your best self!