Life Shrinks Or Expands In Proportion To Ones Courage

3 May 2024 in BLOG

Life Shrinks Or Expands In Proportion To Ones Courage

More than a fridge magnet…

This rather battered and faded fridge magnet was bought for me about 22 years ago by my baby brother (he’s 6 years younger and 6 inches taller than me).

It’s been on my fridge since then and recently moved onto my desk. The fridge is covered in important stuff like tickets, appointment reminders and photos of my niece :-).

At first reading this message appears to be fairly weak in terms of advice for life, however over the years it has been a constant reminder to me that pushing outside my comfort zone has been a really important part of my life. It is on the occasions when I do push into that ‘stretch’ zone that I find myself growing as a person.

Walking the walk…

This year I’ve began working with a personal trainer to help me develop my physical strength and resilience . To be honest,  I surprise myself with some of the things she’s encouraging me to do. However, every time I achieve something else I feel stronger physically but also mentally.

Last month, I started working with a team of actors to rehearse a performance piece which we will be touring around the county. It’s a few years since I did any acting and rehearsals are bringing back some of those feelings of fear.

Why am I telling you this?

I hope this lands with you on a day when you, or someone you know, needs a reminder. A reminder that courage is what makes us grow and fear is what makes us run away. But, fear is also what makes us try harder. Life is a series of challenges and it is courage that make us grow into the people we are today.

After all, if we didn’t push through we’d all still be crawling around on all fours for fear of falling on our backside.

If you need some help in finding your stretch zone, overcoming challenges or setting new goals then get in touch.

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