174 – “Courage is not the absence of fear…”

Hey mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose, the short, actionable podcast for mamas who want more. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Happy Thursday, my friends, it is quote Thursday. And I have one of my all time favorite quotes this week and it goes along with our theme of fear and Mama fear and going into the unknown. And this quote is by Ambrose Redman, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather, the judgment that something else is more important than that fear.” Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.


We all have fears, we talked about this, we’ve been talking about it this week, that with the unknown, comes fear and anxiety. So how are some people are able to go after their dreams make those changes break out of societal norms, and others aren’t? It’s not because they don’t have those same fears that we have. It’s because they have valued something else more than that fear, their courage, their hope, is greater than the fear. Your brain is wired for survival, it is wired to prioritize fear. But with conscious effort, and practice and consistency, you can train your brain to prioritize that hope, that hope and that drive for the future. And that that is how people cultivate that courage, that courage to move forward to go after their goals, to get whatever their “more” is. 


Mama, there are no special snowflakes out there that don’t feel fear. Anytime someone goes to change. Anytime someone doesn’t know what’s really going to happen. There’s some fear associated with it. Your action today is to look at your biggest fear your biggest source of anxiety that you wrote down the other day. And now I want you to write down all the cool things that you can have. If you change, what are all those cool things, all those awesome things that you want in the future that you want to be in the future? And take a look at that list. Do those outweigh your fear and your anxiety? Where do you want to put your energy? Because that Mama, is up to you. And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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