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Part 2 of a 26 part series.
Bravery, don’t you just love this word?
I think of “Braveheart” and “Gladiator” and “William Tell.” What comes to mind when you contemplate bravery?
Fear is a natural human emotion. We all experience it in some form or fashion and chances are (at least to a certain extent) we experience it everyday.
This past weekend, my wife and I were white-water rafting and had the opportunity to get out of the raft and do some cliff-diving. One by one our party climbed the rocks and jumped the 15 feet down into the river. It was absolutely exhilarating! There was one particular girl that hesitated upon reaching the top. She was thinking about the 15 feet drop and in the process psyching herself out. It took a lot of cheering and encouragement from the rest of us to get her to jump, BUT ULTIMATELY SHE JUMPED!
We praised her for her “bravery” and she wore a huge smile for the remainder of the trip.
Fear creates an opportunity to practice bravery. Bravery is just like anything else with practice…IT GROWS.
Today I want to challenge you to focus on that “one thing” that causes you fear. Practice it over and over and see if you can’t snatch bravery daringly from the jaws of fear.