As someone comes out of their comfort zone then they are able to understand what it is like to live a better life. With courage there comes happiness and love. Therefore as people live their lives with happiness and love then they will be able to enjoy what they are doing and who they are. With these attributes then people will be able to understand that success does not always come easy. Everyone must be going up hill before they can find the down hill.
Strength has been a topic of debate and research in the field of Positive Psychology since many years. Some believe that strength is a ‘capacity for feeling, thinking, and behaving in a way that allows optimal functioning in pursuit of valued out comes’ (Linley and Harrington, 2007). Others suggest that our strengths are ‘the psychological ingredients – processes and mechanisms- that define morally valued virtues’ (Peterson and Seligman, 2004). The exact definition of strength varies from person to person but to put it easily, strength is the natural talent of a person in which he/she excels. Life pushes you to struggle and keep fighting in order to move on.
Even though it was mentally hard, I managed to overcome my emotions inside. Unlike how courage can be overcoming emotions on the inside, some people think it is only where someone defeats some heroic figure or slays a dragon. But, being courageous is not always conquering a physical obstacle, it’s overcoming either something physical or mental. Being courageous doesn't make you a hero either. Your own courageous victories may only be known by you, and it still makes you courageous.
Looking back over all the things I have done I can truly say that I am a strong person. Above all, I was able to control my emotions on my own. I was able to get through the financial predicament and countinue to cheer. Lastly, I was able to build my social group back up and make up the times I missed with my friends. In essence, this situation didn’t break me it just made me stronger.
I was hesitant to tell her about what happened after school with my crush because I thought she would be completely shocked that I would do something like that. I told her anyway, and she was pretty calm about it. She then went on this big tangent about how confidence and courage are big steps to take to get what you desire. She then told me something that I will never forget: “I’m proud of you son. I am proud of you because you took those steps to get what you wanted.” Those words got me thinking about how proud I was of myself because I did take those steps to get what I wanted.
Along with all of the weak qualities I express many positive qualities trust, compassion, and orderliness. I have weak qualities about myself. A weak quality I have is tolerance. Tolerating someone is easier said than done. Take it from me, someone who knows about having to tolerate people and challenges in life.
Thus, courage builds up my self-confident to demonstrate self-assurance in my abilities, decisions, and actions. Now, I still fear many insignificant things however courage is essential to cope with it since courage move me to continue venture, persevere and withstand danger. Also, it makes me to become more strength and confidence by every experience to really stop to be not fear the unknown which helps me to achieve overcomes these obstacles and challenges with transcendence. Thus, I can do the thing to overcome the next challenge and not hinder me even I think I cannot
For example, I stood up last semester in front of my English teacher, who specializes in teaching exceptionally well the abilities to do well on the reading of the ACT, and said straight to his face that standardized testing is not beneficial to students. Having the courage to stand up for the things you think is important, even if they’re little, because those little victories yield worlds of potential for even bigger things. Conclusively, those may have just been three driving factors for everyday courage in my life, but there is a slew of different applications. What really matters, is that courage has helped me tackle little and big tasks every single day, and having the courage to do that is crucial in living a fulfilling life. Living everyday with courage empowers people to do more than expected, and to get things done.
My life would be very different with more courage. I believe that if I were to be more courageous I’d feel more confident. Just by choosing to act even if I might be scared I would most likely make a change. For example, standing up for someone who is being bullied. Even if the bully is probably twice my size and most likely hurt me easily.
This connotation of courage as being of, or relating to memorable heros, or achivers, is not wrong; when Bill Gates began, it took courage on his part to undergo such an overwhelming undertaking, but he succeeded. Again this took courage, but took large scale courage; but what about living everyday with courage? A thought not many come across while living their life everyday. It is an intriguing question and leads to a moral that I personally live by everyday in my life. It is a moral, a belief, that I hold true everyday and live by; it’s the belief to live everyday with courage.