Cultivating courage can be easy if we focus on putting in the time and energy to do it. Here are some of my favorite methods for developing courage on a daily basis:
Take the time to examine who you are as a person so you can figure out your strengths and the areas where maybe you need to grow a little to be courageous. Then, start working on those areas where you could use some improvement or ask for help from others so they can pick up the slack.
Look at how you live your life and where you have made errors. Own up to your mistakes, recognize them and try to learn from them. Apologize as needed.
No one is perfect. Strive for progress, not perfection. If you fall off the horse, be kind to yourself and get right back on.
Do not let others push you to think, act or feel in ways not right for you. Be brave in standing up for your wants and needs.
Remember, you will always have hope as long as you keep trying. When times get tough and your courage is waning, rest, recharge and then keep going. Fight for what you want and need.
If something sounds appealing but it is a little scary, say yes and try it. At least put a toe in the water—you may discover something new about yourself.
If something or someone makes you uncomfortable, rally your courage and say no to investing your time and energy.
Even the most courageous of people can’t change what they can’t change. If you can’t change something, let go of it, accept it as it is and invest your skills in areas that you can change or improve.