May Your Choices Reflect Your Hopes ║ May Your Courage Roar

May Your Choices Reflect Your Hopes ║ May Your Courage Roar

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

— Helen Keller

I believe in courage — I believe it to be a main characteristic in order to achieve great things.

So often we are discouraged because of fear, whether it’s a physical or emotional kind of fear, fear sets us back. Worst of all it’s an opportunity missed.  Your choices in life should come from freedom and fear is the opposite of freedom. In fact, the word ‘afraid’ comes from ‘a’ meaning the opposite and the french root ‘frai’ which means ‘free.’

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Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.

― C. JoyBell C.

As a kid, I thought courage only came at a time of strength — but as an adult I understand that courage happens at your weakest times.

I’ve also learned that courage doesn’t always roar, like Mary Anne Radmacher explained, sometimes it’s that quiet voice in your head encouraging you to try again.

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Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones