“The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway–even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance towards the grandest vision the universe has for you.” Oprah
I’m a big Oprah fan. I’ve read every Oprah magazine cover to cover since they were first published. Sometimes I start at the last page, the What I Know For Sure page. It’s almost like her monthly blog. Sometimes there is advice, sometimes profound stories, or observations of who and what is around her.
What I know for sure is I believe in her quote above. Of course, there are times that being afraid and NOT doing something is important. Here she’s talking about a life experience that you know in your heart is good for you but is scary at the same time…quitting a corporate job to pursue your dream of entrepreneurship, getting on Match.com to see where it takes you, setting up lunch with someone you barely know but with whom you felt a connection, saying I will or I do.
Affirmation: I am brave.
Coaching question: What am I afraid of that is keeping me from being all I can be? What’s an action I will take today to step out with knees knocking?