RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Why I Haven't Blogged Recently
Take Five with Rosa Doyle
Thoroughly Good Podcast
Take Five with Kate Enters
Take Five with Jon Jacob

Most Popular Posts

Take Five with Trina Dalziel
Take Five with Nina Farrell
Take Five with Alexandra Harley
Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All
Take Five with Claire Meredith


Take Five
Well being


March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010

powered by

My Blog


Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.
Franklin P. Jones

There are many kinds of bravery.  I am not going to talk about the huge, breathtaking acts of bravery by firemen, by heroes, by people facing dreadful ills.  Most of us will never be asked to face these situations.

This is about the little acts of personal bravery which people do every day.  These are not acts which hit the headlines.  Often they are the things we do not admit to, because to do so would be to expose our fears and vulnerabilities.  (Or indeed, we don’t even see our bravery because it is just the thing we need to do.)

These are the small acts which we take even though we are scared - or as Susan Jeffers called it, ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. 

But these are acts without which we and often others would be diminished, such as:

  • overcoming a fear of public speaking because the subject is something you feel passionate about and which you know will give something of value to others
  • taking the chance of leaving steady employment in a job you dislike to start your own business
  • making the first move in repairing a relationship
  • taking another step away from addiction
  • choosing not to do something even though all your friends are doing it

Life is made up of lots of little acts like this.  Most of them go unnoticed; many can provide a moment of kindness and happiness; a few can change the world.

Take a deep breath and be brave today.  And remember to congratulate yourself when you have done it.

If this has struck a chord with you and you want to find out if coaching will support you, check out how we could work together and get in touch.

0 Comments to Bravery:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment