Last night I listened to Jon Acuff in a Live Webinar that he hosted for my team.  I heard him speak in Utah in May and then again in Dallas a few weeks ago...listening to him is LIFE CHANGING!!!!!!  I have already read his book START and now I am working my way through DO OVER.  He is excellent at getting you thinking about your life, where you are, where you want to be and how to get there.  Seriously, read his books...if you are going to choose one, read DO OVER!!!!

Each time I have heard him, I have had different things stand out to me...  

This time, it was what he said about BRAVERY.

Bravery isn't a feeling, but an action! 

I always say that I am such a coward because I am afraid of SSSOOOOOOoooooooooooo many things. I am afraid to travel. I am afraid to be alone. I am afraid to go to the doctor. I am afraid to call that person on the phone. I am afraid to walk in my neighborhood alone. I am afraid to sit on my porch during the day alone. I am afraid of just about everything and its paralyzing and sometimes controls my life. 

Jon Acuff said Bravery feels like not sleeping, wanting to throw up, the sick feeling in your stomach...Bravery doesn't feel good.  

Bravery is a decision to DO what is hard. 

Do what scares you. Just do it. Sign up for that event. Buy that plane ticket. Go alone to that party. Call that person. Go for your yearly check up. Get outside.  Just do it.

Do the things that terrify you...THAT is Bravery. 

I want this year to be my year of doing scary things.  It doesn't mean that I won't be scared.  It just means that I will do what scares me!  I can do this. 

And a lot of times, things aren't as scary as we think.