I Wish I Had The Courage To…

I wish I had the courage to…

I wonder how you would complete that phrase.

I wonder what is it that you secretly desire, deep in your heart and soul.

I wonder what is it that you ache for, what it is that you yearn for.

I wonder what dreams you think about before you drift off to sleep at night.

And here’s what else I wonder…

I wonder when you’ll stop saying “I wish”.

I wonder how much pain you’re willing to put up with before you finally say enough is enough.

I wonder what needs to happen for you to finally take a risk and go after what you want in life.

Often we don’t go after what we want in life because we’re afraid, because we lack courage. 

But courage isn’t about having everything together, about knowing every little detail before taking a risk. 

Nor is it about eliminating your fears.

If that’s what you want before taking a leap, you’ll be waiting a long, long time.

Courage is knowing that you’re afraid but taking a chance anyway because you can no longer deny what you feel deep in your heart and soul.

Courage is looking at your fear and saying I’m going to do it anyway.

Courage is having faith that somehow, someway you’ll make things work out.

Look, I get it.

I know the fear that you’re feeling.

My first job after graduate school was with the US government.

After 2 1/2 years, I knew I had to get out.

A part of me was dying inside, day after day.

Even with that, it took me another 3 1/2 years to build up the courage to step away and start to forge my own path.

I honestly had very few concrete plans at that point.

I just knew that I couldn’t go on living the way I was living.

And so I took a risk. 

I leaped without knowing exactly where I would fall.

I won’t say that everything worked out exactly the way I wanted or expected.

Life isn’t like that.

But I will tell you this.

Taking that leap was by far the best decision I’ve ever made.

So here’s one more thing that I wonder.

I wonder if you’ll find the courage to go after what you desire before it’s too late.

We both know that we’re only here for a short period of time.

And that every day you waste NOT going after your dreams is one less day of your single, precious life.

So don’t wait too long.

Don’t wait 3 1/2 years like I did.

Now here’s the thing about courage and about going after what we want in life. 

Sometimes we need a little help along the way.

Help from someone who can push us and inspire us and point out the roadblocks along the way.

Help from someone who’s been there and knows what it’s like.

And in that spirit, I want to invite you into a conversation.

All you have to do is click the link in the box below and schedule a complimentary discovery session with me. 

We’ll spend 30-45 minutes talking about your hopes and dreams and desires and how I can help you achieve them. 

By the way, if you’re not interested in having a conversation at this point, I do hope this post made you think and maybe planted a seed for the future. 

And I would love it you let me know how you would respond to the phrase “I wish I had the courage to…”.

Just let me know in the comment section below…

**Want my help building your courage and going after what heart desires?**

If you’d like my help, just click below to apply for a complimentary discovery session.

Ed Herzog

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Dear Ed,
    Your blogs have helped greatly. I feel at this point in my life I have gone through such tremendous change, that I have no more fear about letting go of what doesn’t serve me. I want to inspire others.

    1. Wow, thank you Teresa! You comment made my day!!! If there’s anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

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