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How Brave Will You Be in 2016?

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating the dawn of 2016 and with it comes great expectations of new possibilities. At least, that’s what most of us tell our friends, family, co-workers and anyone else who is willing to listen to us. Rarely will we admit that as much as we want to experience positive change in some area of our life, so often, we aren’t brave enough to start or finish what we started at the beginning of the year.

Every worthwhile endeavor that you and I pursue requires bravery. I define bravery as the physical demonstration of courage. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is taking action in the face of fear as a result of a commitment we make to ourselves about a specific outcome we intend to realize.

When you think about the top three experiences you want in 2016, will these experiences require you to stretch beyond your comfort zone? Will they require you to be vulnerable? Do they challenge your preconceived limitations about yourself and others? Will you take on a role with leadership responsibility? Do you feel that your soul is calling you towards these experiences? How brave will you need to be to manifest these imagined experiences as your reality in 2016?

As you consider the resolutions you will make for 2016, be mindful of how much bravery you will need to embody to make them happen. You will have in life what you are willing to become. Become braver.

Author Bio: Jackie Capers Brown is the CEO of Grow Forward & Flourish Training and Consulting and the Founder of the Brave New YOU Project. She is an Author, Leadership and Career Mentor, Personal Growth Teacher and Keynote Empowerment Speaker. Jackie’s latest book, Get Unstuck Now: Changing Your Story, Unleashes Your Power to Move On and Be Happy is available on Jackie can be reached at

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