How brave are you? Have you ever asked this question?
Are you brave enough to jump off a cliff, or you do it for pressure? Are you brave enough to walk through Central Park after dawn and is it bravery or stupidity to do it? Are you brave enough or did somebody challenge you to walk thru Times Square naked? Are you brave enough to say no to an other over time? Who you are brave for, for yourself or for somebody else? Well?
Being brave in my dictionary does not mean that you are doing things what others want you to do, or just taking a leap of faith, and let’s see what will happen. If I want to walk through Central park in the night I do it for myself, because I want to see what is really going on there, I want to see if it is really as scary as others describe it. I do it for myself, maybe from out of curiosity, but I would still will be aware of my surroundings and if I felt it was not safe I would turn back. Bravery means that I don’t let anybody do something or make me do what I don’t like. I don’t let anyone telling me what to do or pushing me into things that I don’t want. I am able to say something if my employer treats me differently, disrespectful, or talks down on me in front of others. I am able to act if a stranger makes a move towards me, I will stand up for my self if somebody starts screaming at me. I don’t let people neither step on me, nor push me away. I will always be polite, but still brave enough to open my mouth and say NO, say IT IS ENOUGH.
Being brave starts when you stand up for yourself. At work, at home, on the street or on the public transportation, everywhere and in front of everyone.
A lot of people are pushed down, emotionally or physically abused by others, just because they don’t know how to Be Brave. How to scream or hit back sometimes.
What I say, if you have hard time to even mention the cashier she didn’t give you the right amount of change, then you really need to work on how to step up. You know you have a problem when you let these little things happen to you, and these little things are really bothering you. I mean even after an hour you are still thinking about it. Then you need to find out why you so push over and how to be a strong and BRAVE person.
The daily mantra for you to start:
” I’m brave and strong.”
ps: Daniel Tiger has said “with a little help you can be brave” (honestly I sing this to myself every time I need to be brave)