By MGAL Expert Theresa Robbins
Being a member of Mom Gets a Life says something about you…and not just that you’re a mom. It says that you value yourself and your happiness, you value learning and growth and it tells me that you are one courageous woman.
Yes, really. Anyone who chooses to learn and and grow, anyone who chooses to try something new, anyone who chooses to value herself and her happiness (especially the woman who has been taught to put others first) feels fear.
And if you got fear, you got the raw material for courage. Courage isn’t about being fearless. Fearless people have no need for courage.
Courage means feeling scared and doing the thing that scares you anyway.
Remember the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz? He chose to travel to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard for courage. Making that choice required courage. When he and his band of travelers encountered danger, he chose to step up. Courage.
As the story closes, the “Cowardly” Lion realizes that he had courage all along, but he hadn’t made the choice to see himself as courageous because he also had fear.
Do not make this mistake. Courage and fear go hand in hand. You cannot have courage without fear.
The way you choose to see yourself, the way you choose to define yourself creates the results you get. Defining yourself as lacking courage will only hold you back and keep you right where you are.
That’s why being a member tells me that you are one courageous woman. To choose membership, you felt fear, but you chose to participate anyway.
Choose to see yourself as courageous. Because like your heart, courage is a muscle that needs to be exercised and challenged. The more you use it, the more you have. The more you have, the more you can use it to get more of what you value.