I missed something yesterday. Not to say that I was incorrect, but I did miss an important piece that goes into planning to be courageous. Preparation is the key component, likely about 95% of what accounts for being successfully brave. Are you thinking about it? Do you know what I missed?
Heress the thing. We can do all the planning in the world but if we keep it to ourselves, we don’t have to ever do anything about it.
Thatâ€™s right. Somewhere along the line someone has to â€œsign by the X.â€
Soldiers enlist. Skydivers and bungee jumpers pay for the experience. Missionaries commit. Mountain climbers hire Sherpas. Firefighters apply for the job. At the very least, those who are planning to be brave say it out loud.
At some point they tell a loved one, a friend, what they are considering to do. And somewhere along the way someone encourages them. Finally it is said enough so it is simply fact.
I am a soldier. I am a skydiver. I am a bungee jumper. I am a missionary. I am a mountain climber. I am a firefighter. I am a professional coach.
So, what have you been preparing for but keeping to yourself? Perhaps it’s time to sign by the X. Enlist. Apply. Enroll. Pay. Commit.
Do what it takes to get started. Then plan to be courageous.
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