“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela
Have you ever met a person who doesn’t seem to be afraid to take on a challenge and wondered; how can I be like that? Life tends to present us with challenges from time to time. These are points in which we can grow or feel defeated. It is easy to want to run away from a challenge that seems overwhelming and most people instinctively feel the urge to do so, but you will never grow as an individual that way. However, if you believe in yourself enough to face a challenge, you will have the opportunity to grow, probably learn something you didn’t know, and gain a new experience. Afterwards, when faced with this challenge again, it will be less intimidating and eventually it won’t even be a challenge anymore. You will have conquered something new, feel empowered, and be on the path to become the type of person that isn’t afraid to take on a challenge. Before you know it, people will start to see you as brave and all you did was start facing your challenges head-on.
WORD OF THE WEEK: Ambivalence (noun)
DEFINITION: the state of having simultaneous and contradictory thoughts or feelings towards something or someone, having fluctuating feelings, simultaneously liking and disliking something
Ambivalent | adjective
Ambivalently | adverb
Ambivalence | noun
Synonyms: wishy-washy, indecisive, irresolute, fluctuating, wavering, of two minds
Example sentence: I love my big brother; he is always there for me, but he is also always picking on me causing me to have ambivalent feelings about him.
See how creative you can be and make up a sentence of your own!