Courage is Sexy

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Courage is sexy. It takes courage to learn to put a website out that ANYONE in the world can see. It takes courage to share your deepest thoughts, your talents, your ideas, your passions for the world to see.

It takes courage to talk to that one person you know you need to talk to. It takes courage to share what’s exactly on your mind without beating around the fucking bush. It takes courage to straight talk to the point without fear of whatever reprisal might happen.

It takes courage to admit when you have a problem. It takes courage to retrospect from within and recognize weaknesses. It takes even greater courage to adjust your lifestyle to remedy those weaknesses.

It takes courage to talk to strangers – for what might they say? It takes courage to do it anyway, smile, and be confident as you interact with others. It takes courage to not worry about whether one of them will be interested in what you have to say or not.

It takes courage to be a leader. It takes courage to stand up, create a vision, and lead a team of people toward that vision. It takes courage to understand that not everyone will be aligned with your vision and will even try to undermine it. It takes courage to even so, walk proudly and declare that vision boldly.

It takes courage to speak the truth – and not just regular truth – the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It takes courage to do this when you know some people might ostracize you, criticize you, or condemn you. It takes courage to do it anyway.

It takes courage to search your inner layers and discover what deeply moves you from within. It takes courage to speak out loud what this is to other people. It takes courage to go after your hopes and dreams in an uncertain and chaotic world.

It takes courage to take charge of a situation and say, “This is how it’s going to be!” It takes courage to live from within and detach yourself from the expectations of others. It takes courage to take charge, even after you’ve made mistakes before.

It takes courage to build a business – to be an entrepreneur. There are many late nights that nobody sees. There are many keystrokes on the computer, many emails, many thoughts swirling through the mind. It takes courage to keep trying even after many years have passed and there have been failed attempts.

It takes courage to face your inner demons – whether from your child-hood or later on. It takes courage to stand up to those demons and tell them they are now not welcome and to get the fuck out of your life. It takes courage then to move forward with them banished.

It takes courage to speak in front of a group of people. It takes even greater courage to speak clearly and with authority on your subject matter. It takes courage to walk around the audience and involve them in the speech. It takes courage to prepare and not know how the speech will go.

It takes courage to get up and get out of the house and drive. There’s no guarantee you won’t blow a tire and crash. There’s no guarantee someone won’t hit your car and cause an accident. It takes courage to do it anyway and trust that things will be OK.

It takes courage to take the shot at difficult things in life. It takes courage to try when you just don’t know if things are going to work out how you might think. It takes courage to take each step anyway, not knowing the end result.

It takes courage to sing out loud in front of other people. Singing is such a wonderful thing, yet doing it is unnatural for most people, but doing it anyway is really sexy, even if the song doesn’t turn out quite how you wanted and you strain your vocal chords.

It takes courage to face the dragon knowing it is stronger, faster, and more powerful than you. It takes courage to have the faith that you will find a way to defeat it anyway.

The sexy thing about courage is that it shows someone is willing to put them self out there and not hide in anonymity. It is attractive. It takes courage to say, “This is me and this is what I am!” It takes courage to share your voice even if nobody listens. The courageous person is sexy because they are out there facing the uncertainties of life and do it by choice.

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3 thoughts on “Courage is Sexy

    1. Hi Alycia – thanks for adding your voice to this. I love your website and what you are doing on it. Courage is hard – but it’s one of the big separators between people going places and not.

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