“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” Brene Brown
This is a quote that touched my heart so deeply.
Because it rang so true for me and obviously for sooooo many women around the world as well.
I mean how many times have we been so scared, felt not good enough, stayed small or had shitty boundaries with people?
How many times did we say “no” when we wanted to say “yes”? How many times did we say “yes” when our internal voice was screaming at us to say “FUCK NO”.
I can assume it would be a shitload. Because it’s been a shitload for me too.
There are so many things I look back on regret because I chose to stay “comfortable”.
We all have these stories babes.. but to stay in regret will keep us small.
The thing that will truly make a difference to our life is taking each one of those situations and learn from them.
To say “Well I was there, and I CHOOSE not to do that again”.
To choose differently. And if you’re scared to choose differently.. think about the what will happen if you DON’T.
So even though I do have regrets, I also know that I have lived mostly out of bravery.
I my life, I have suffered debilitating depression, anxiety & panic attacks. So much that sometimes I didn’t even know where my joy was.
Scared of everything.
From this though, I’ve stepped into courage so many times.
Do you know why??
Because where I couldn’t fathom leaving this earth staying where I was.
I chose COURAGE when:
🔥The time when I was severely depressed when I was 20 and my Mum dragged me to see a spiritual teacher who then and there called me out. I was triggered, but I didn’t EVER go down those deep rabbit holes again.
🔥The time when I quit my corporate 9-5 to become a singer with my husband (and go on to making $10-$20k months).
🔥The time when I found out I couldn’t have children naturally (long story) and had to turned to IVF for my miracle girls
🔥The time when I was so buried deep in post natal depression that my life was a walking panic attack, but I managed to claw my way out and fucking show up.
🔥The time when I quit something that I thought I loved and affected those all around me (and turned out better than I ever thought it would).
🔥The time when I invested big time into a Coach in a very hard time of our financial life and returned so much more than I ever imagined.
🔥The time when I chose only to work with female soulpreneurs and say “no” to work that could have given my family income. That turned out awesome as well.
I could go on with a list.. but I won’t bore you.
What I want you to do, if you’re feeling scared beautiful is to write out all the times you chose COURAGE.
This will show you that if you’ve done it in the past you can do it now.
It is giving you evidence that you can.
So beautiful – leave a comment below your thoughts… I’d love to hear what you have to say on this.