I love the courage comes from the work Coeur or heart in French. Courage is to be strong-hearted. “Creed” also comes from the latin of heart – “credo” and so it is not so much that we “believe” all that stuff as that we “put our hearts to it.” And that I can do.
To chose courage is a big deal. It is a risk and it takes guts. But the other options leave me hiding under desks and that seems no fun at all.
“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”
― Brené Brown, Rising Strong