We all believe in something. We believe in hope, love, freedom or our favourite football club. Here is why we should not be afraid to stick to our beliefs. And why we should always have courage.
As life in all its beauty and difficulties happens to all of us, we are either quite sure that things are a piece of cake or we sink tragically into despair while watching our world shattering into a million pieces. This happens now and then to everybody. It is also known as the ups and downs of life. Some may say that we are not the masters of our fate. Others may say that thoughts finally become actions and therefore we can control our own destiny. But this should not be a debate on fate and choice. It is rather about the question of how we behave in a certain situation. Whether we are too shy or whether we grab our luck by the scruff of its neck.
That is why we realise at the end of the day that the ball is in our court. But that would be too simple. There must be something that stops us from giving up. More precisely, something that lets us work with all our heart in order to achieve what we are seeking for. We may call it ambition, but there is something else that lets us seize control of our own lives. And often there are those moments when we surprise ourselves, and we find out that our courage mostly did a pretty good job. These moments are marvelous. We are reborn, because we did something we thought we would never be able to do. That is when words turn into actions and finally into success. That’s when impossible becomes possible and finally done. Whether it happens slightly or all of a sudden, we discover a new, blank page on which to create ourselves. To change and stay true to oneself is tough and confusing, but being reborn once in a while improves our confidence and gives us courage. We can start all over again and learn from our mistakes. We will almost definitely make new ones, but it is up to us not to make the same ones again. Courage basically breathes life into us.
Accepting the truth, even if it is disillusioning. Accomplishing whatever you can. Speaking up when no one else will. Not denying your dreams, even if they seem too big. Telling somebody how you feel. Not regretting something, but rather making peace with it. Apologizing to somebody. All these things take a lot of courage, but we have to be brave in order to succeed. In summary, waiting and hoping for success is a dead-end street unless we try to reach out and achieve it for ourselves.
Being brave means believing in our dreams and committing ourselves to accomplishing them. It is about accepting failure, but knowing that we can do better. Being brave is about having the power to go back to the drawing board. About seizing chances. Being brave means doing things that scare us. Being brave is about listening to that relentless yearning to win. Being brave is pretty much about accepting who we really are: with all our faults and flaws, but more importantly with all our beauty, power and the deep-rooted belief in our capability to accomplish our dreams. In a nutshell: by being brave we simply become the person we really are.
we grab our luck by the scruff of its neck- sein Glück beim Schopfe packen
marvelous– extremely good or fantastic
all of a sudden- quickly and unexpectedly
dead-end-street-a street with only one way in and out
go back to the drawing board- to start or plan something over again
relentless- to refuse to give up
yearning- a strong and emotional desire
capability- the ability or qualities necessary to do something2