I did it! I made it to 30 days of brave!
This has been a great challenge and I definitely recommend it to anyone trying to accomplish a specific goal. Sadly my goal was a little more difficult as it wasn’t a tangible or physical achievement but an emotional one.
My goal was: to be more open with my heart (less social anxiety and fear and lead with love).
While I’m not a completely new person a month later, I definitely pushed myself when I could and I am improved. I’ve done a handful of tasks I never would have done if I wasn’t doing this challenge, and those little successes have given me strength and belief that I can do anything and to not fear it.
I think what I’m most proud of is that I made it this far, to the end. Every single day I read the challenge (I even waited every night in anticipation of the next day’s email). I usually can’t complete challenges this long but I’m so glad I did.
The most insightful thing I learned about myself over the 30 days: is that I am stronger than I think and that my heart is more pure, kind and beautiful than I’ve ever been willing to see or accept.
How have you noticed your brave training empower others around you to be brave too? I don’t know that it has. I was very private about doing this challenge and while I shared it online, I never shared it with my family or friends in real life. I wish I could say my small, subtle, persona changes were enough to affect change without being blunt about it, but I don’t think this happened.
One thing I’m going to incorporate into my daily routine to live a brave, bold life: to really tell people how I feel on a daily basis. Whether it’s being concerned, funny, loving, disagreeing. I need not be afraid to show my heart.
I think my biggest challenge going forward to to remember this and act as if every day is still a challenge day and not recede back to my old ways. I must continue to lead with love.
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
Until Next Time,