Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

I love this quotation because I think it speaks to all of us. Sometimes the quotations may be a little abstract or difficult to follow, but this one really resonates as it reflects a way that we have all felt at some point or other.

All of us have experienced this moment of despair.  All of us feel this way at times. We need to remember that it is ok to not always be the one who shouts the loudest, shines the brightest, knows all the answers…Remember to be ok with that, focus on the positives and learn from the past. Courage is about carrying on, especially when that is the last thing that one wants to do. Courage is about having the humility, self-awareness, resilience and drive to accept that things have gone wrong and try and get them right tomorrow.

Some may argue that giving up, in certain circumstances, shows just as much courage, if not more, than carrying on. I would not disagree. It’s about knowing what battles are worth fighting, what goals are worth striving for and what to just let go, however hard that may be. How to know is the key and, unfortunately, is probably the hardest part. Ultimately, however, we do tend to make the best of most situations-as the quotation says, “It’ll be alright in the end and if it isn’t alright, it isn’t the end.”

I do appreciate that it is very easy to sit here and say that, but genuinely believe that if one really strives for something and keeps on pushing, trying, changing, improving and perfecting, everything will be alright in the end.

So have that courage to accept that things will not always go according to plan; that there will be upsets, mishaps and setbacks along the way and that it is ok to feel lost, upset and alone. There will always be someone to talk to, someone to give advice or just someone to listen.

Have a great weekend wherever you are and don’t forget to pop in and see us if you are in the area

Best Wishes

Chris Randell