Courage Means Resistance To Fear: 6 Steps To Be More Courageous

Last Update on May 14, 2021 : Published on May 15, 2021
Steps To Be More Courageous

Before beginning, I know you know, but let me remind you that the opposite of courage is fear. And, to be courageous, you will have to learn to equate these two words. In simple words, courage means taking action instead of fear or courage is the self-ability of responding fearlessly with a hint of optimism so that you won’t get stuck with anxiety or depression.

Moreover, courage can be developed by identifying and understanding your fear so that fear cannot hide your strengths anymore. It might sound cliché but fear has the strength to stop you, it can stop you from taking risks and grabbing opportunities.

On the other hand, courage helps you to take chances, grab opportunities, reach your goals, and achieve everything you ever wanted in your life.

There are various ways that can help you to become courageous and stop the passage of your fear right away. This blog covers how you can become courageous with effective tips and strategies. So, let’s get started.

7 Effective Ways to be More Courageous

1. Try to balance healthy and unhealthy perspectives.

balance healthy and unhealthy perspectives

Our mind is full of thoughts and even a positive human can have negative thoughts for a while. Courage is something that can be developed with time. Therefore, try to see courage as your strength and whenever negative thoughts impact your mind, try to challenge them.

Along with it, you can also try to understand the impact of healthy and unhealthy perspectives. Understand that, fear is not a bad thing instead it can be converted into strength. You can also try to view your unhealthy perspectives as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Additionally, always remember that challenging your fears will help you to minimize your fears.

2. Identification of strengths helps overcome fear.

Identification of strengths

All this process of becoming courageous begins with identifying your strengths so that they can be used against your fear. Also, there is a study that shows people who develop strengths by recognizing their fears feel less depressed and happier in their life. It also helps in becoming more resilient.

Additionally, it also increases your self-confidence. Let me explain to you how, whenever you feel confident after acknowledging your fear, it helps you to present yourself with more abilities. Also, it is important to focus on your weaknesses and shortcomings so that you can identify your strengths and become more courageous.

3. Identify and observe different scenarios.

Whenever we are in a worse situation, we have a tendency to imagine a bad result which means we carry fear. This fear can be converted into an opportunity.

Let me explain to you how, so from now, whenever you start thinking about the worst scenarios, start thinking about the good scenario as well. Now, compare these two situations and start reflecting on the better outcome. It will help you to become more courageous.

Moreover, there is a famous saying that “it is always better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.” Therefore, keep thinking about the different scenarios and always reflect on the scenarios that serve as an opportunity.

4. Step out of your comfort zone.

When you challenge your fear, it helps you to have some fun and expressing what you’ve felt in a while. It also helps in being intentional towards your life. Building courage means you have to step out of your comfort zone, challenge your fears, and do something productive out of it.

If you feel hesitant in meeting new people then step out, meet them, and practice a productive conversation. In this way, by taking small steps, you can become more courageous.

5. Balance out your stress.

Balance out your stress

While I am asking you to take small steps and challenge your fears…do not panic, watch out if you’re stressing over it. If you feel like you’re not ready to do this, make a quick plan of action so that you can follow it accordingly and avoid stress as much as you can.

6. Celebrate your victories.

Celebrate your victories

After taking all these steps, as I have described, if you feel a little relaxed or feel like you’re on the verge of becoming courageous…keep your morale up by celebrating your victories. Even if they are small, celebrate it! Mention them in your journal, talk about it with your mom or your loved one, treat yourself, do anything which makes you happy.

I hope this blog helps you to become more courageous with optimism. Comment down and let us know how did you convert fear into an opportunity. For more such content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".

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