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How to Cultivate More Courage

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

A deeper dive into today's segment on the Charlotte Today Show!



Did you see that I was on the Charlotte Today Show yesterday?

I spoke about how to :

Cultivating Courage


July is National Courage Month


Many people feel that courageous people lack the ability to feel fear and THAT couldn't be further from the truth.


Let me break it down for you simply....Courage is feeling fear, being mindful of the risks, and making the conscious decision to take action. Success in life and business leaves clues. If you study anyone who has ever gotten what they wanted, there is a part of their story when they had a moment of courage, and the action they took in that moment, shifted EVERYTHING!!!


One of my favorite things to witness post-pandemic is the increase in courage.


People simply aren't standing in their own way like they used to. This is probably due to the fact that their own mortality flashed before their eyes, and that was enough for them to go for it, whatever "it" is!


So what stops most people from having more courage?


The answer is the same for everyone!!

F.E.A.R.

Fear of Failure mostly. What if I fail? What will people think of me if I fail? Self-limiting beliefs get in the way too. I'm not good enough, I'm not smart enough, I don't know the right people...

Staying in our comfort zones blocks courage also. It is insanely uncomfortable in the beginning to work outside your comfort zone!


How to Cultivate More Courage


+ Acknowledge the Fear. Don't sweep it under the rug.


+ Write down all the times in your life when these fears and limiting beliefs got in your way or prevented you from getting what you want.


+ Identify your long-term vision. Where do you want to be in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years? Jotting this down will help you easily see that you probably can't get there without overcoming your fear and taking action.


+ Reframe Failure - The faster you fail, the faster you will figure out what works! You MUST fail along the way.


+ Positive Self Talk - most of us would NEVER allow someone to speak to a loved one the way we speak to ourselves. Replace negative talk with a better phrase. Ex. Replace I don't know the right people with "I am a master connector". Replace I don't have the money with "my investments come back to me 10x"


+ Get around people who have more courage. Your peer group will make or break you. If you hang around 9 courageous people, chances are you will become the 10th. Hang around 9 people who are 20 lbs overweight, chances are you will become the 10th. As you build your new peer group, books, podcasts, and youtube are a great place to go to be around more courageous people.


Hope this was helpful to you!


xo,


Kristy



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