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What Does It Take To Become Strong and Courageous? A Straight Talk!

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

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What Does It Take To Become Strong and Courageous? A Straight Talk!
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Nancy D. Solomon

 

Life is a rollercoaster ride that comes with a fair share of jump-scares for each of us. None has been able to, and no one can live a monotonous life, composed only of happiness.

That’s why it’s never too late to change your attitude towards life rather than playing a victim. Decide every morning that you’re happy. Your attitude towards life ought to be strong, courageous, and happy.

Our attitude should be: Whatever happens, I will remain strong, courageous, and happy.”
Mata Amritanandamayi

Emotionally Matured People are Strong and Courageous

The emotions that lead you to make critical decisions in life need to be fine-tuned and kept in sync with your mind.

Tame your feelings and develop a positive mindset. Characteristics such as strength and courageousness will automatically find a home within you.

So, more than 70% of your work towards being strong and courageous is done if you manage to control your emotions and make rational decisions that bring positive outcomes in your life.

“With courage, you’ll dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”
― Keshavan Nair

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To Be Bold, Strong, and Courageous, Follow a Goal-Oriented Strategy

We all have inbuilt coping mechanisms that we use when trying to get rid of negative feelings.

Anger outbursts, anxiety, sadness, etc., are some of the mechanisms that we often use.

The coping mechanisms help us calm ourselves down temporarily, but the actual problem remains unattended in the long run.

So, weakness, cowardice, and other negative traits take control of our bodies. To avoid that, long-term goals that divert your mind from all the negativity, and keep you focused on productive activities, are a must.

Eventually, you’ll become strong and courageous enough to face the demons in your life upfront.

“Goals give purpose. Purpose gives faith. Faith gives courage. Courage gives enthusiasm. Enthusiasm gives energy. Energy gives life. Life lifts you over the bar.”
― Bob Richards

Say “Goodbye” to Overthinking, Old Unhealthy Habits, and Toxic Relationships

Don’t overthink, especially about situations that are beyond your control. If a person isn’t talking to you, it doesn’t make you liable to make them speak to you.

If you have given your 100% effort in achieving a goal, your part is done; you have to be strong and courageous enough to accept the results.

Over time we often tend to accumulate habits that are detrimental to our productivity, leading to negative outcomes in the long run.

We have to be accountable for whatever habits we accumulate over time and introspect from time to time. Getting rid of old unhealthy habits can help you a lot in becoming strong and courageous.

Likewise, toxic relationships keep our minds occupied with things that we shouldn’t even bother about.

It’s high time that you get rid of toxic people and thus toxic relationships to develop into a mentally and emotionally strong person.

“I thought too much, lived too much in the mind. It was hard to make decisions.”
― Donna Tartt

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Whether Good or Bad, Clinging to the Past Makes us Weak

Never let your past define your future. It doesn’t matter whether you have had an unsuccessful past or a prosperous one; just let it go.

To achieve something new, start from scratchy, as there’s no place for prejudice when you step out to do bold and courageous deeds.

Let the bygones be bygones, bury the hatchet, and embrace the all-new, strong, and courageous you.

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner

A Quick Review for a Strong and Courageous You

    • Seventy-five percent of our fears never come true.
    • There will be no progress if you spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing.
    • Developing mental strength is a gradual process rather than an overnight triumph.
    • You’ll make fewer irrational decisions if you’re emotionally aware.
    • Setting new goals can help you focus and think more clearly.
    • Make a list of reasons why you desire to get stronger. Put it wherever you’ll notice it to serve as a memo.
    • Remember that if you learn from your mistakes, you are not a failure.
    • Small victories will pave the way for large gains in the future!

Conclusion

To be strong and courageous is to become the best version of yourself.

Once you have overcome your fears and learned that being courageous in an instant saves you from fearing something for a lifetime, you’ll become the force to reckon with.

We’d suggest you take it easy on yourself and follow a slow but steady path to become a strong and courageous person.

 

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Muneeb Sheikh
Muneeb Sheikh
A dreamchaser who loves to write for the greater good. A room-dweller who basks in human eccentricities, rather than sunlight. BeAnInspirer is a kind of platform where I love to share my content freely with a great, encouraging community.

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