Courage: the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain or grief. The mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
For week 17, I chose courage as the virtue on which to focus. I am introverted and don’t feel as if I am very courageous, so this is why is is my choice for this week. I want to grow this virtue.
I found it difficult to observe instances of courage this week. As I thought about it, I came up with what I believe is a reason why. In most instances of courage- the emotion is felt internally and may not be observable to the outside world. Something one person may see as everyday can for another person be the exact opposite- a hurdle to overcome. However, externally others may not be able to pick up on some one who fears something. Our society seems to program us to hide our emotions, so it makes sense that it was hard to find courage this week.
Then while I was watching week 17 HJ webinar, Mark mentioned that it takes courage to become the hero.
Any person who tries to improve the world has courage; is a hero.
All of us taking this course and making the hero’s journey are exhibiting courage. Now I can fill mu chart with lots of dots.
Another phrase from the webinar that struck me was[tweet_box design=”default”]Courage comes after you do the thing you fear.[/tweet_box]
I am so grateful for the nuggets I was able to glean from the webinar. Thank you Mark,
Davene, and Trish! I found out I am more courageous that I thought.
What do you think about courage? Do you find it easy to see it in yourself or the world around you? I’d love it if you would share your thoughts in the comments below.