Courage to Live the Life You Want

#SundayInspiration from Lady O - "The only courage you ever need is the courage to live the life you want." - Oprah Winfrey
#SundayInspiration from Lady O, “The only courage you ever need is the courage to live the life you want.” – Oprah Winfrey

I saw this quote on my coffee cup after my morning Starbucks run. (FYI – I’m a grande bold, black w/a little cinnamon). Obviously I like the word “courage” because it’s kinda synonymous with “grit.”  When I Googled the definition of I got, “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.”  Courage is required to be vulnerable, say “no”, take risks and pursue our deepest dreams.  I dig it.

However the Oprah quote on my coffee cup made me ask myself, “Am I really courageous?”  Clearly I enjoy working hard and taking on challenges, but I’m realizing that true courage may actually require scaling back in some areas and focusing on the few things I really care about. Sometimes, I give myself a false-sense of being “courageous” when I’m actually just being “busy.”   The reality is, it takes a TON of courage to acknowledge and pursue the life we really, really want.  As you start your week, I encourage you to noodle on these questions.  I am.  xoxo, Brit

What does your “dream life” look like?

In what areas do you want to be more courageous?

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  1. I need to be courageous in trusting the process… in taking the next step when you can’t see the whole staircase.
    Love this post. Thanks for sharing.

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