16 Ordinary Acts of Courage For An Extraordinary Life

Courage is a tricky thing to explain.

Courage is an act in the field of action, and courage is also a smile that you put on your face when you know everything is not right.

Courage is the cause which inspires you to change the world, and courage is also the effort to change one’s very own world.

Courage is the love that you see in your lover’s eyes, and courage is also a heartfelt advice to believe in love, even when you are heartbroken.

Courage is everything that you can think of and courage is everything that you cannot. And here are few tiny little things that courage is.

1. Follow Your Heart

Steve Jobs Quotes
Follow Your Heart

It starts with a dream. Dream to be big. Dream to find new roads. Dream to excel in life. But no such thing ever happens as we don’t dare to leave the comfort of our everyday life.

Dare to dream big. Dare to follow your dream. Because only then you will know how to fulfill them.

2. Be Authentic

Brene Brown Quotes on Authenticity and Courage

Take off your mask. You are born to be you not someone else. Be courageous enough to show your vulnerable side and share your flaws with others. Open your eyes, there is nothing perfect in this world. And if such a person ever exists, he must be a bore or lunatic.

Also, be courageous enough to be authentic so that, in your light, others also can free themselves.

3. Take Risks, Make Mistakes And Learn From Them.

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Take Risks

Take risks. Mark into new territory. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. If something goes wrong, learn what you are missing. Use that new-found knowledge to conquer the world.

4. Celebrate Little Things.

Little Things in Life
Little Things

Don’t miss out on the little things. Celebrate these moments with your friends and family. It is a sign that you are making progress. It is a sign that you haven’t lost. And because life happens in these little things.

5. Stand Up For The Right Thing

J K Rowling Inspirational Quotes
Stand Against Your Friends

Stand up for the right things. Even when your family and friends are against you. Even when things are going either way.

Eventually, they will learn about your intentions and support you in your cause.

6. Accept Criticism

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Be Humble And Accept Criticism

Be courageous enough to accept criticism.

Even when we are on the right side of the spectrum, we have our own flaws. And when someone points about those flaws, humbly accept the fact and try to improve on those points.

7. Leave The Past Behind

Leaving The Past Behind
Letting Go

It’s over. Now let it go.

Say hello to future, even when you want to live in your past, so badly. Be courageous enough to let it go.

8. Apologize

Apology Quotes
Apology is Courageous

It is no shame to apologize. Contrary, it is a sign of your strength. It is a sign that you care for people and you value their position in your life.

9. Ask For Help

Les Brown - Ask For Help
Asking For Help

Ask for help. It is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of courage. It is a sign that you know, you have a life to live, and something important to finish.

It is a sign that you are courageous enough to give life another shot.

10. Listen And Understand

Harper Lee Quotes On Courage
Harper Lee On Courage

Sometimes, things are very different from what they look like.

To learn about this difference, be patient enough to listen and understand the facts, i.e. how it feels like to be in someone else shoes.

11. Learn To Say No.

Learn To Say No
Learn To Say No

Don’t say “yes” to everybody or anybody. Learn to say “no”. Keep things simple. Because you also need your time for yourself as much they want for themselves.

12. Help Others.

We rise by lifting others
Help Others

Though, above statement doesn’t mean that you have to be a moron and say “no” to anyone and everyone. Say “yes” to those who were with you in your bad times. Say “yes”, even to those who are in extreme need of help, and you know you can save them. Be humble enough to help others when they genuinely need help.

13. Stand Up And Ask Questions

Carl Sagan Quotes About Questions And Courage
Ask Questions

Have the courage to ask questions at right time. Take a stand for what is right. Because if you don’t ask your question, now. You might not be able to ask them forever.

14. Relax

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Sometimes, all you need to do, close your eyes, take a deep breath and sit back.

15. Smile

True Courage Quotes

Smile, even when things are not working the way you want them to be. It might be, your smile works as mitochondria to someone else life.

16. Never Give Up

Never Give Up
Courage To Succeed

Do you know? Edison failed one thousand times before he finally invented the light bulb. The reason why he succeeded, because he was courageous enough to give it another shot, and use the learning from his failures in his future attempts.

So, don’t you dare to think of giving up, because you fought for it when you first started, and now you have to fight again.


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