Courage – Inner Strength of Heart

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity. 

The word “courage” comes from the Old French word “corage”, which draws from the word cuer, meaning “heart, innermost feelings; temper”, from Vulgar Latin “coraticum” (source of Italian coraggio, Spanish coraje), from Latin cor “heart”, which remains a common metaphor for inner strength.

Courage is the result of wisdom that comes from a place of hardship, getting knocked down and getting back up, bravery. The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, or pain, despite fear.

Some setbacks are so severe that to give in to them means losing the whole ball game. When a defeat strikes, we may not have the time to withdraw and contemplate our mistakes without risking further setbacks. Let’s not succumb to paralysis, or at the very least giving up on any type of progress we make. It is important to know at that moment what it is you truly desire and to act to preserve your resources and your hope. If you crumble utterly, you will take a blow to your self-esteem that will be hard to repair. Going through difficulties does not mean failure. Not reaching our goals right away is not failure. Success means working through the ups and downs and staying resilient in heart, mind, and soul. 

Instead, stick to your principles, and you will know, at the very least, that you have protected the most important thing you have. 

The iHEALTHe® Family wants to help each other strive to be their best and get through the hard times and cheer on during the good times and achievements. That is what family is about.

Wishing you always courage and the best in health,



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