Courage ~ Never be just a reflection!

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Never be just a reflection, be the one from which the reflection shines” ~ Plh

Do you think you’re brave? Most of us don’t think we are and yet courage is the type of feeling that induces a strength and power within us to emerge. A bravery we didn’t know we had.

What is courage, exactly? Courage is an internal feeling that often sneaks in when you step out of your comfort zone. When you determine to overcome a fear, doubt or concern, when YOU decide to accomplish something you believe to be important or necessary.

There are no dimensions to courage. You can be courageous doing a small thing or a big thing.

What matters is that you occasionally release and exercise your courage muscle. Because – proportionally speaking – the more you encourage yourself in an endeavor, the more secure you’ll feel about yourself, emerging not as a reflection – but the real deal. The real you.

Have a great week ahead, thanks for stopping by … and remember, always take care of you!

With affection,
Penny

Do You Believe In You … Well you should!

This isn’t about faith or spirituality. It’s about your human spirit buried deep inside, just waiting to be recognized.

In life there are many reasons to keep going, to make a difference, to be successful, to hope and care, but they all pale besides the most obvious reason of all …

… you must believe in “Self”  first. Really believe that you have a personal worth, a value in and of itself.

The starting point from which you grow.

Without recognizing your own singular value as a human being, it is guaranteed that the roads you travel will be less smooth, the terrain much rockier, the slopes much steeper.

But, when you believe in you, you become a guide for yourself

  • you can plan for a better day, a better outcome.
  • you gain strength, acquiring fortitude to help face life’s hard challenges. It doesn’t give you more capability, but will endow you with added courage when needed.
  • you hold the fundamental key, the most important belief you can have as an essential, living and functioning human being – that of your own unique value and worth.

It’s not easy. It does seem that too often, we make mistakes, fail, hesitate, choose poorly and so forth. These are life experiences – better known as life’s learning lessons because we do learn through our errors. The thing to remember is to have the courage to get up and keep going.

And …

trust me on this one …

it’s a lot easier to get back up when you believe you can do it!

Take it from one who knows,

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“The single most important person to believe in is yourself … always!”

~  Penny L Howe

It shouldn’t be about winning or losing …

It should be about being the BEST you know how to be!

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Stay focused (like this beautiful guy in the photo) on your personal goals, and remember …

Winning is just an added bonus .. losing a most important experience to learn from.

Well unless you’re playing chess. Truthfully even in this the most classic and excellent game of strategy it should still be about being your best, not better than the other person.

The best form of competition is the one you have with yourself! Penny L Howe, 2013

Have a wonderful week,

plh

~ Penny