Being brave can mean different things to different people – coping, not complaining, surviving, facing the fear and doing it anyway.

 

Taking a Smart Risk and doing something that takes you out of your comfort zone builds resilience.

'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

 

The thing about courage is, you only really show it when in the face of difficult things! So in order to to be brave we are going to feel some uncomfortable feelings and that (though not fun) is totally normal.

 

Being brave is a learn-able skill.

You are not born brave. Sometimes you have take a Smart Risk even if you feel afraid

 

What is courage?

  • What does Google say?

  • Think of 3 people you think show courage ?

  • How do brave /courageous people act?

 

Have you ever met a brave person who hasn’t known disappointment, failure or even heartbreak?

  • Which emotions stop us from trying new things and getting out of our comfort zone?

  • What could you say yes to that would be good for your resilience building?

If you were a super hero what super powers would you have?

Flying?

Reading minds?

Super speed? 

  • What would you do with those super powers?

  • What would you try if you knew you wouldn't fail?

  • Now think of something you would like to try or do.
     

  • What  are the fears that stop you?
     

  • What would you do if you didn't have those?

Sometimes being brave is about making a choice.

What would you choose?

 

Could you choose to be brave rather than:

 

  • Being perfect

  • Being Judged

  • Fitting in 

  • Being sorted 

  • Never taking a Smart risk

  • Negative self talk

  • Letting anxiety rule

  • Being comfortable

Think Smart Risks.

 

Sometimes saying NO is the bravest move so ask yourself:

 

  • Will it break an important rule or the law?

  • Will it hurt someone?

  • Does it feel right for you?

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