Courage to Change — How To Cultivate Courage and Overcome Your Fears — Time + Space Solutions

Steps To Cultivate Courage

1. Take inventory

When I work with clients the first step, after admitting they need help, is to do an inventory of their values and then create goals. We do another inventory looking at what is getting in the way and how to let go of attachments and distractions.

2. Connect with Fear

Fear is a part of being human so there’s no running from it. Fear actually helps us grow and cultivate courage if we face it. It helps to connect to it and see it as something to observe and respond to. When you are hungry you eat. When you have fear it’s time to hold it’s hand and take it with you so you can challenge yourself beyond what you think you are capable of, instead of reacting and running from it. By doing this you can honor the struggle as part of your growth and see that the challenge is a good thing and something to embrace.

3. Commit to taking action and share it

Awareness is the first step to creating change. It allows you to know where you need to put your energy and what you need to learn in order to change. This is where commitment to action comes in: you can be aware but stand stuck without action.

4. Show up for Someone

I’m definitely a victim to our individualist society. I never had children and didn’t grow up in a community of connection. It was going to school then going home and watching TV. Learning how to cultivate this has been one of my biggest life challenges, especially living in a big city for over 10 years. And I see how this affects my inspiration to challenge myself to be courageous and grow. When we are responsible for others and have to show up to be a part of something we are more likely to fight for them. When we fight for someone it gives a deeper meaning, drive and force to being courageous and creating change in our lives. So who can you show up for in your life?

5. Be vulnerable

Being courageous means being vulnerable. Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability shows that those who make themselves vulnerable also feel worthy to belong and connect with others. The courage she speaks of is the one where you show what’s in your heart and tell the story of who you really are. This vulnerability comes with self compassion and a deep sense of connection to self and others. Being vulnerable is something that those with courage honor, and that means honoring all parts of themselves.

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I live with intention and purpose and want to help others do the same. Living this way improves my relationship with my time, space and choices.