I love this quote & I’m hoping it can resonate for you reading it.
I used to think I wasn’t courageous. I’ve never felt courageous, I haven’t achieved hugely amazing things; I didn’t have that burning fire to shout out to the world and tackle the impossible. I would see blog posts and videos and news articles about truly courageous people. I’d read about people with stomas who were running marathons, travelling the world and skydiving. I’d see articles about people who have overcome great odds to do something incredible. As inspiring as these stories are, they can also have an adverse effect. I was left feeling totally useless, little and unworthy.
What is courage? Redefine it.
Courage is not always about doing something big, newsworthy, awe-inspiring. It can be a quiet roar. It can simply be keeping going. Fighting the good fight. Moving from one challenge to the next, however big or small. It can be making the decision to wake up the next day and try again.
So, the next time you assert yourself, the next time you go out of your comfort zone, that you try a new medication, that you go to a nerve-wracking appointment, that you have have those difficult conversations, that you resolve to try again tomorrow, remember that you are courageous. You are a warrior, whether your roar is loud or a whisper.