1. What one thing did you do better today?
I induced a change I have been thinking about for over a year. Yes, it took a lot of courage but I have never imagined it would make me feel this good!
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Me and people close to me that knew this was in the process of happening for a while. Also I cannot wait to tell my therapist about it!
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
The Oxford dictionary defines the word “courage” as the “ability to do something that frightens one; bravery or strength in the face of pain or grief”. And courage that for sure is. However there is another hidden meaning to it which Brené Brown often points out. She says “Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is “COR” – the Latin word for HEART.” She goes on to state in one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart”. In contrast to the Oxford definition in which courage is associated with heroic and brave deeds, she rather points out the inner strength and level of commitment required to speak honestly and openly about who we are. These days I made a decision and today I spoke from my heart, honestly and openly. I made a big step outside my comfort zone not just for speaking openly but for having the courage to do so as what it concerned was of great importance to me. And oh how I wish I would forever remember how necessary stepping outside the comfort zone is. And to never forget this: being courageous feels AMAZING! It makes you feel alive. It makes you feel more aware of and in control of your life. It makes you feel powerful in the best possible way. Knowing when speaking from your heart, you can lead your own way.