Is courage or fear running your life?

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Is courage or fear running your life?

Encourager-In-Chief: August 28th, 2019

You can't serve two masters.

Let’s face it, our lives are never-ending series of decisions we must make to get through it. The question is, are you letting fear or courage run your life? How would you know? Would you be surprised to learn that 70% of all the decisions we make are designed to avoid pain? If you are allowing the avoidance of pain to be your gauge, you’re probably letting fear run your life.

If this is the case, and it probably is for most people, it’s going to take a great amount of encouragement and momentum to change this habit. You may even need an accountability partner or a coach in order to have long-term consistent results, but don’t let that deter you. The results will be worth it.

Whether you do it to help someone else or for yourself, you’ll still want to learn how to live your life courageously. So, what does that look like? One of the first ways to allow courage to run your life is to learn to make decisions faster and with more confidence. For those of you who like to procrastinate, don’t be afraid of making the wrong decisions. Just because you make them faster doesn’t mean they’re right, but unless you work in an operating room, most of your bad decisions are not going to be fatal. They’re just going to teach you things you did not already know. That in itself will help you to learn to make better decisions in the future.

If you are confident living with the consequences for your actions, making decisions will be less frightening to you. And as with most things in life, the more you practice this habit, the better results you get from it—not the least of which will be greater confidence in your ability to make good decisions.

Slavery was abolished in the United States a few centuries back. Don’t be a slave to fear and have the courage to run your own life.
You can either be a victim of circumstances or a factor over your circumstances.
- Unknown

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