No video today! Sorry!
This week things got a bit hectic. Apologies. But we wanted to quickly talk about what it means to be brave and of course, ask you to send in your Be Brave stories. Because we are still on a mission to share these stories and sing your praises with the world.
The Oxford Dictionary defines bravery as:
Ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.
And that’s pretty interesting because there are three components going on there:
You’re going to endure something.
You’re showing courage.
The ability to endure is really about the ability to persevere, to face our fears and/or our circumstances and still be ready.
Ready for what?
Ready for whatever is heading towards us, the good, the terrifying, the empowering, all of it.
A lot of us spend a lot of our lives worried about worst case scenarios, rejections, falling down, and all of that energy we spend worrying? We can spend it actively moving towards our own moral and/or creative evolution and our goals.
Imagine: How cool would it be if you spent all the time you currently spend worrying about failing and instead use that time towards actively going after the things you want, the life you want to have, the person you want to be.
That’s what enduring is about. It’s about overcoming. And sometimes it’s about persisting. And almost all the time it’s about dealing with the fear that’s holding us back.
So much of the time the fear that’s holding us back? It comes from us.
Being brave means living in the moment, speaking with compassion.
Being brave means standing up for what you believe is right even when nobody else thinks the same thing.
Sometimes being brave is something as simple as responding to a Facebook post, or being compassionate, or reacting with empathy instead of anger.
Sometimes being brave is reaching out to someone else and saying, “This guy is a creep.”
Sometimes being brave is looking at yourself and know when you’re holding yourself back.
Being brave is truly defined by you and what you think it takes to persevere, to endure, to be ready and to shine.
BE A PART OF OUR MISSION!
Hey! We’re all about inspiring each other to be weird, to be ourselves and to be brave and we’re starting to collect stories about each other’s bravery. Those brave moments can be HUGE or small, but we want you to share them with us so we can share them with the world. You can be anonymous if you aren’t brave enough to use your name. It’s totally chill.
Want to be part of the team? Send us a quick (or long) email and we’ll read it here and on our YouTube channel.
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