Positive Quote: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
It has been awhile since my last quote. Time sometimes feels like you are on a fast moving train, you gotta hold on. It takes reminders and determination to set aside time to do the things that need doing and that you want to do. For me, this is blogging. I truly enjoy the moments when I can clear my head and do a mental reset.
I picked this quote today because courage can mean so many different things to different people. Also, the definition of courage can change depending on the situation.
For example: to me it is courage when, during a meeting, you speak up and provide your thoughts in a constructive manner. This means leaving emotion at the door and focusing on the facts and what is. One can share their thoughts without tearing down or belittling others.
Also, courage can be knowing when to sit down and listen. In times of chaos and disagreement, I tend to ask myself, if I speak at this time, does it add value, will it help the conversation, and is it important. Depending on the situation, I then decide whether to listen or speak. One can learn so much by listening.
To me….the greater definition of courage is pushing oneself outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and being brave enough to fail.
During this holiday season I have a lot going on both at work and at home. Life can become a juggling act and the goal is to not let a ball drop. It is also about choosing which balls you need and want to juggle, prioritization is key. I will work to make time to post, as I get the most benefit from it.
I hope at this time of colorful lights, Christmas songs, and other festivities that the courage to know when to do something and when not to remains at the forefront.
What do you think of this quote?
Have a great day.