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Courage

Today’s post will be short and sweet as unfortunately my internet is playing up and keeps having long disconnection periods. I have barely been able to post anything today due to this, so my apologies if this blog post is a little short. I think short and sweet, will be the theme of this day! 🙂

I wanted to write a little bit about why I chose Courage as the name of my Coaching business.

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First of all, courage is very important when challenging ourselves at times where we need to make big changes in our personal life, our work or our health.

Courage is necessary when we deal with grief, physical & emotional pain or overwhelming fear.

As survivors of abuse would agree, courage is crucial for getting through the trauma and emotional pain that starts with the abuse, continues throughout the abuse and then unfortunately becomes a part of the long journey of recovery after the abuse.

For those affected by war & overwhelming grief, courage is what keeps them going every day, when all they want is to stop feeling so frightened & devastated.

Courage is important for survival, for better quality of life, for the ability to self-reflect and for getting through adversity.

Below are some definitions that I found online when I was deciding on COURAGE as a name for my business.

Courage is:

  • The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.
  • Strength in the face of pain or grief
  • The choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation.
  • The power or quality of dealing with or facing danger, fear, pain, etc..
  • Courage, also called fortitude, is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. It can be divided into “physical courage” — in face of physical pain, hardship, and threat of death — and “moral courage” — in the face of shame, scandal, and discouragement..
  • The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.

 I also selected a few of the most inspiring quotes about courage, in my opinion.

”You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along”.
Eleanor Roosevelt
”I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”.
Nelson Mandela
”Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”.
Dale Carnegie
”You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor”.
Aristotle

 What is it about courage that inspires you the most?

Love Athina ♥
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8 thoughts on “Courage

  1. I never realized that I was a courageous person until after I escaped from domestic violence. People who heard my story would say things like “Wow, you were so brave,” or “What a strong woman you are.” I would just shake my head and say “I just did what I had to do for my children.” Finally, after hearing it for about 20 years it has finally sunk in. Those of us who simply choose to get out of bed in the morning despite our challenges, whether they be mental or physical health issues, are filled with courage. We are brave, we are strong, we keep trying.

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    1. That is exactly right Sheri! You are courageous! Most survivors don’t believe they are courageous, because like you said, they just ‘did what they had to do’ and a lot of them see it that way. I am glad you acknowledge this about your own struggles and have done remarkably well to survive and at times thrive! Courage needs to be acknowledged more! ❤

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  2. This is a really inspiring post Athina! Having survived terrible abuse I know how essential courage is. Without courage, you crumble. All abuse survivors have unimaginable courage and I admire your courage so much. You kick ass in this and so many other respects. Your blog is awesome. Pleased to chat to you at last. I’m Lottie btw 🙂 X

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