Posts in Courage
Good Enough

Expecting a feeling of not being good enough to go away and never come back is unrealistic. Accepting that it will come back from time to time makes it easier to deal with. If you know the thought will come, you can decide how to respond ahead of time.

When it pops up, and I assure you it will, you have a choice. You can change your perspective and take action. Or, you can allow it to stop you. But, you can make the right decision despite how you feel.

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Simple Test

Goals and dreams are personal. As much as we want those we care about to support us, this isn’t always going to be the case. Do whatever it takes to stay positive and encouraged independent of others’ reactions.

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to convince others that what you’re doing is right. You can’t change them, nor is it your responsibility to change them. Trying to change others’ opinions or views only drains your energy and does nothing to advance your vision.


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Go with the Flow

At times, life feels like a roller coaster. So many twists and turns make it seem the world has been turned upside down. In letting go and releasing control, there’s freedom. By confronting fear and conquering obstacles one by one, you'll find the courage to handle the ride. 

Embracing this concept altered my perspective. Going with the flow, everything changed. Surrendering to natural movement, tension decreased. Consciously giving in and resisting the need to know led to a newfound sense of control.

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Let Your Light Shine

A mirror is simple yet reflects many images. Doubt sees flaws and weaknesses. Hope sees blessings and strengths. A simple reflection changes everything. Let yours be clear.

Your reflection should match your vision. If you can see yourself doing it, you will. Let what you see in the mirror be a reflection of who God says you are.

Circumstances don't define you. They shape you. You're molded to make a difference. Let your light shine bright, even through the cracks.


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Color Your Life

Did you ever do something and wish you could take a big eraser and wipe it away? If you are like me, you can think of a thing or two. Fear of making another mistake can cause you to keep your crayons in the box. After all, who wants to make another mistake?

A new story begins when your focus shifts to strengths. A coloring book is ready. A crayon is in your hand. Start your journey with a positive mindset. Make room for vision. Open the door to a world of opportunity.

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Stretch with Your Goals

Goals and dreams, the pursuit can seem endless. Willpower gets you going. Purpose gives you the will to keep going. Purposeful Action gets you where you’re going.

Yes, goals may feel like a stretch. Challenges may prompt you to step outside your comfort zone. Rest assured, you don’t have to do everything at once. Growth will stretch you. Grow with your goals. Learn as you grow. Step into your potential.


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Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection

A pursuit for perfection may drive you to do more, have more, and be more—but at what cost? And what happens when your purpose and perfectionism are in conflict?

In Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection, author and life coach Julie Barbera invites you on a journey from fear and doubt to discovering the courage to step out. After spending years struggling with an illusion of perfection and a feeling of insecurity, clear reflections in her cracked mirror gave her the courage to take a chance. 

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One Day Is Today

Do you ever catch yourself saying I will do that one day? I bet your one day is followed by when. And your when is followed by then. Then, I will follow my heart, start a family or get in shape.

The list of whens and thens is endless. I am sure that you can think of a thousand things to put after both. But the real question is…When

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