Day 351 - November Gratitude, part 15
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Today I am grateful for courage. It took courage to believe in myself enough to devote energy to this program and to achieve my health and fitness goals.
I am not a courageous person by nature. I generally take the safe route in life. I got the nickname "Sensible Steve" years ago because I was so cautious and careful in my approach to everything. It's easy to just play it safe and stay in your comfort zone.
This program has shown me that sometimes we have to be courageous. Sometimes we have to push ourselves out of our regular level of comfort and try something new, something that might be a bit scary, because the benefits outweigh the anxiety. Once we realize that taking chances offers great rewards, then we're less fearful the next time an opportunity for greatness comes along.
Remember the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz? He was afraid of his own shadow, but when his friends were threatened, his courage revealed itself. Once he saw that he had courage, there was no stopping him.
Find your COURAGE. I'm so grateful that I found mine.