Three things I’ve learned from my clients about being brave

a photo of a bleak yard through chain link fence

1) Being brave isn’t knowing the right thing to do. All of us, almost always, know what the right thing us. Being brave is making yourself act on that right thing you’ve identified.

2) Being brave gets easier the more you do it. In the beginning, choosing to follow what you believe instead of what’s easiest or socially acceptable is terrifying. Every time you make that choice, the fear erodes. I’ve meet people who have followed their heart so many times they’ve become fearless and being brave is easier for them that any other choice.

3) Being brave is impossible without accepting the truth of your life and the world you live in. There is no way to be brave when you’re ignoring things that matter, or telling yourself so many lies you can no longer identify the right thing to do.

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