Building Resilience: Three Ways to Foster Courage

In continuation of last week’s blog post where we discussed avoidance, this week I want to explore practical tips for building resilience and taking courageous actions with you. By implementing these strategies, you can overcome avoidance and reach your full potential. We’ll discuss three specific ways to foster courage: saying the thing you are avoiding, writing a letter, and doing the thing you’ve been avoiding. These strategies can help you embrace discomfort and build resilience in your personal and professional life.

  1. Say the thing you are avoiding. It really is that simple. There is no substitute for it. Our fears, worries, and concerns are often unfounded. People care more about us than we think, but we must give them an opportunity to show it. In fact, when we say the thing we are avoiding, we often create more connection, trust, and an outcome that works for all involved. Relationships based on real shared vulnerability are stronger, last longer, and are more resilient in the face of challenges.
  2. Write a letter. This is all about expressing what we’re holding back, leaving out, or avoiding. I want you to take the time and write out what you want to say in a letter. Sometimes we just have to say the thing, even if it’s just in a letter that we may never give to the recipient. We find that once we say the thing in a letter, it takes away the sting. We can identify what really needs to be said and what doesn’t but still needs to be felt by us and fleshed out. We also gain the courage to say what we want to say when we put it into words, even in a letter. Take a moment and think of one person to whom you need to say something BIG but have been unwilling to simply SAY THE THING. Then, write a letter to them and SAY THE THING.
  3. Do the thing that you’ve been avoiding. Doing it now is important because it offers liberation, wisdom, and growth. There is no better time than now to adopt this philosophy and implement it flawlessly. The thing we avoid the most often offers us the best liberation possible, with incredible wisdom, insight, and a real chance to expand, grow, and evolve. The results and relationships that come from doing the thing we are avoiding tend to be the most rewarding. So, do the thing NOW, no matter what. Find the time, the money, and the reason. The idea that we lack the knowledge, time, money, support, or reason is just an illusion feeding our ego’s excuses. Always remember that doing the thing matters.

Being courageous is not just about doing the things that are easy, but also about doing the things that we may avoid or saying the things that we leave unsaid. It is important to recognize that when we avoid doing something or saying something, we may be holding ourselves back from growth and progress.

By facing our fears and speaking up, we can become stronger and more confident in ourselves and our abilities. As you can see, doing the things we avoid or saying the things we leave unsaid is a crucial part of being courageous in all things.

It takes courage to step out of our comfort zones and confront difficult situations, but in doing so, we can unlock new opportunities and experiences that we may have never thought possible. It is essential that we embrace the power of courage in all aspects of our lives, from our personal relationships to our professional endeavors.

Avoidance is a common struggle for many of us, but it doesn’t have to hold us back. By embracing discomfort and taking courageous actions, we can overcome avoidance and reach our full potential. It’s okay to feel scared sometimes, but we need to be brave enough to face our fears.

Building resilience is key to taking courageous actions. Practical strategies for overcoming avoidance and building resilience include saying the thing you are avoiding, writing a letter, and doing the thing you’ve been avoiding.

Take a moment to reflect on how avoidance may be affecting your life and relationships. Ask yourself the questions we provided and consider implementing the strategies we discussed.

Don’t let avoidance hold you back from living a fulfilling life. Embrace discomfort, take courageous actions, and reach your full potential.

If you’re struggling with avoidance, try out the strategies we discussed. Say the thing you’ve been avoiding, write that letter, and do that thing you’ve been putting off. Building resilience takes time and effort, but it’s worth it in the end.

I hope this article has been helpful in providing you with the tools you need to overcome avoidance and take courageous actions. If you have any questions or would like to share your experience, feel free to reach out! I’m here to support you on your journey towards a more fulfilling life.

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