Spirituality & Mental Wellness

Living Life Courageously

As we know, one of the characteristics of Servant Leaders is having the “Courage to Set High Standards for Ourselves & Others”. A good way to start is to begin with the Self – “The Man In the Mirror”:

“The challenge is not to win but to conquer the fear.
It’s not the other people you have to beat, it’s yourself.”

The following, titled “Strength & Courage” & “It’s Never too Late …” from Sylvia Kelly & Patrick Lindsey respectively are for your reading pleasure:

Strength & Courage
It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubts.

It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to share a friend’s pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to hide your own pain,
It takes courage to show it and deal with it.

It takes strength to stand guard,
It takes courage to let down your guard.

It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to endure abuse,
It takes courage to stop it.

It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on a friend.

It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.

It’s Never Too Late

to face your fears

Until you do, you remain in chains.
Never underestimate your courage.
Be positive in your approach.
If necessary, take it in stages.
Often your fear is outdated,
or based on a misunderstanding or misapprehension.
Once you break the spell, you’re free.
Look it straight in the eye.
Back yourself.

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