Courage is inner strength and grace that comes from knowing who you are - both your strengths and weaknesses. Living a reflective practice is self work; you come to know yourself through self improvement, self reflection, and self awareness.

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With a well established sense of self and clarity of personhood, you are fortified to take risks, tell your truths, and be honest. You have self messages such as ‘I can do this’, ‘this is what I stand for’ and ‘it is hard thing to do but it is also the right thing to do’. It takes courage to be brutally honest and not to worry what others think. Knowing yourself means knowing what needs to be done because of how tirelessly you work to gain clarity of your vision. You ask the tough questions and stand up for the unpopular decisions when your convictions require you to.

Courage is a dynamic process.