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Feb 13th

Motivational Moments: Courage and faith go hand in hand

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stockvault-boy-on-ladder114937This week I had the opportunity to speak with a group of individuals about courage. I started with the question: "What is courage?" I was amazed with some of the answers they gave. Most of these individuals spoke of courage being when they found the strength to accomplish the goals that they set. I see courage in the same way. Courage is finding the ability to do something that frightens you. It is also finding the strength within yourself to believe you can complete anything you start.

When I think of a time in my life that I needed courage the most was when I didn't believe in myself. Having the courage to complete my goals after some huge setbacks in life was a struggle sometimes for me. But I decided to find the strength to endure and to complete the goals I set for myself. Some people live their everyday life based on courage. The courage to stay strong, the courage to never give up even when defeat is present, and the courage and faith to believe that they are healed no matter what the doctor report says.

You see it takes courage for many people to even get out of the bed some mornings. I know a person who never had much in life and was told many negative things. It took courage for her to leave her family and go to law school on the other side of the country. It took courage to graduate at the top of her class and to decide to make a life in a new city.

I believe that courage and faith go hand in hand for me. Because without faith, I would not have the courage to complete any of the goals I set for myself. My faith gave me the courage to finish my books and to continue my writing. My faith also gives me courage to complete my life's journey to reach out to individuals and help to motivate them to pursue their dreams. "Dreams start to manifest when you find the courage to believe in them." Keep dreaming and keep believing in yourself!

And as always, stay focused, stay determined and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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