Courage To BE…by MW Hardwick
To say and act on what you believe.
To stand up for what is right,
To face difficulties with calmness, openness and flexibility.
To stand your ground when fairness and morality are shelved.
To be accountable and to hold others accountable,
To share ideas, information and resources,
To use caring confrontation when conflict arises
To partner to find solutions
To never stop listening with empathy.
To confront fear, pain and injustice
To take-on reasonable risks
To accept life’s uncertainty
And find the courage to face difficulties,
To act right in the face of opposition and intimidation
To never stop learning. Never stop learning.
To keep your dreams alive by speaking your truth…
Focus on Strengths and Achievements
Make a list of your strengths and life accomplishments. You may not give yourself credit for all that you have achieved in your life. Making a list of your strengths and accomplishments will help you become more aware of these successes and beef up your mental toughness needed to overcome negative thinking. It will also help change the focus of your self thoughts from negative ones to positive ones and increases your ability to handle tough things life can throw at you. You can do this exercise again and again, whenever you notice your self confidence or mental toughness is slipping away. Get a big sheet of paper and a pen you feel comfortable with. Draw a T or two columns on the blank page, set the timer for 10 minutes (or as long as you’d like). Spend the time writing your strengths in one column and accomplishments in the second column. You could never have a paper long enough or enough time to write them all. Nothing is too big or too small to go on this list. See example below: Continue reading “Weekly Self-Coaching Exercise: Overcome Feeling Down by Focusing on Strengths and Increasing Mental Toughness”