Updated: Nov 30, 2018
“Bravery is being the only one who knows you are afraid.” —Franklyn P. Jones
I recently had lunch with a friend and I was sharing with her all of the new projects I had started.
She too is self-employed and has championed by self-reliance. The last thing she said to me was that she was proud of me and that she thought I was brave. With a hug, we said goodbye, but I couldn't stop thinking about what it meant to be brave.
What makes being brave so hard is that bravery needs to be conquered every single day. It’s not a medal that you win and from then on colors everything you do. It’s a conscious effort to overcome your self-doubt and fear every single day.
Bravery is baring my soul in a post. Bravery is launching a business without knowing if I’ll make it. Bravery is writing because I believe I have something to say.
“I’m not funny. What I am, is brave.” —Lucille Ball
You can choose to be brave. You can strive to confront your fears. You can learn to embrace change and uncertainty. It can be something huge like moving to a different country, or quitting a job. Or something small, like writing a blog post that comes from the heart.
“Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.” — Queen Latifah
What does your brave look like?