How to live a courageous life with a purpose might not be as easy as it sounds. A famous writer once said that “Fear defeats more people than any one thing in the world.” Many try to get rid of fear but often this does not work. Some concerns, of course, are healthy, they keep us alive, others are toxic. The fears that tell us “you can’t, you shouldn’t, it’s too risky, and on and on, are the one’s that hold you back, “toxic fears.”
Living a courageously active life is when you can be about shifting your focus away from trying to remove fear to pursuing a full and meaningful life right along side of your fears. You can start to do this by defining your core values first off. Your fundamental life principles the one’s that you hold close and give your life meaning. These values will include love, belonging, achievement, adventure, competition and all that you hold dear.
Live in the present and be compassionate to yourself. When you live in the present moment, it is mindful living and anxiety can not find room to live in the same dwelling. Be willing to draw upon a past success that you had in your life and be open to doing it again. A great mantra would be ” I’ve been here, I’ve done this before and, I can do it again.” When a situation triggers anxiety, you can repeat this mantra and see it work.
Surround yourself with compassionate people, and when worry and stress wash over you invite the caring people that you know around and into your life. Sometimes just having someone listen to you helps immeasurably. A good relationship with positive, caring people is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety. Stick with those that build you up, not tear you down.
You will need to cultivate these three things to get to your purpose, Identity, Integrity, and Impact will lead to the cultivation of your purpose. Where on your journey will you discover these attributes, or do you have them at hand? Why does integrity matter for personal and professional development? Many successful people have transformed their identity into integrity, and as a result, they are serving a greater good.
What can people like this teach us? We have many examples we will list two people that you know quite well. The stories of Robert F. Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey for one. Gandhi said be the change you wish to see in the world. How does self-transformation translate into social impact? Where on your journey will you need moral courage to move forward? What are concrete ways in which you can sustain your moral courage and live your purpose?
So many words have made their way into the mainstream of our consciousness today. Many of these buzz words today are profoundly relevant and all over the media such as purpose, mindfulness, transformation, just to name a few. Personal Transformation has to be a big part of living a courageous life that leads to one’s purpose. Nothing beat a greater self-awareness and peace of mind. You want to have a deep connection with your core values and ideals.
You can live a courageous life with the integration of body wisdom and emotional intelligence. When you do this, your core values are there to inspire and direct your life as well as others.
Until the next time take good care, be and stay well.
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