I see a lot of courage in coaching clients and I often call it out. Coaching has the tendency to invoke whole life change from the inside out and that takes tremendous courage! Why? Inside/Out change asks us, among other things, to:
- become very clear on personal values and make choices which align with them
- gain clarity on what we want to create with our lives and do what it takes to prepare ourselves to act boldly in service of our visions
- face our inner demons and fears, old pain and regret, and move forward from the deepest truth and understanding we know in the moment
- reconsider and revamp – or even release – habits, activities and relationships which do not align with who we come to know ourselves to be
I recently read this quote:
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.”
G. K. Chesterton
It makes me ask:
Where is courage leading you?
What vision are you ready to die for?
What in you is ready to die in service of more?