Monday, March 21, 2016

What It Means to Live Brave

To Live Brave Is To...

Cultivate a heart of gratitude. Acknowledge daily all the good you have in your life. Stop waiting for someone else to deem you worthy of the love, joy, peace of mind, adventure, abundance and success you desire to experience in life. Take the leading role in your life’s story. Be your own hero or heroine. Define your destiny based on what fuels your core desired feelings and allows you to work in your “strength-zone”. Stop comparing yourself to others. Honor your “You-ness” in ways that serve and enrich your spirit, soul, and body. Use the success of others as a model of inspiration to develop an unshakeable self-belief in your ability to manifest new possibilities in your life. Ditch perfection. Choose to step into your power with a belief that you are good enough, right now, as you are, to do whatever you need to do to move forward and live, love and lead bravely. Feel the range of your emotions like excitement, passion, love, joy and devastating gut-wrenching despair without judging yourself. Prioritize self-care so that you accept who you are with your flaws and love yourself anyway. Show yourself tender loving care. Know that talking negatively to yourself about yourself or anyone else will not make you feel better or do better in life. Remember “who you are being” speaks louder than what you are saying. Develop the mindset that you can manage your mood, money and moxie. Accept responsibility for the energy you are transmitting and attracting in your life. Be a gentle soul in a hard world. Embrace your brilliance to dwell in your zone of genius so that the light within you shines brighter. Work smart. Respect the fact that how you spend your time is how you spend your life. Be still. Tune-out the world so that you can tune-in to the wisdom of your inner guide. Trust your instincts. Be curious. Explore what’s possible. Develop soul-enriching relationships. Establish healthy boundaries. Demonstrate your appreciation for others. Recognize that a person’s negative opinion of you is often a perspective based on their limiting assumptions. Stop assuming. Be bold enough to engage crucial conversations to get the facts of a situation so that you can make well-informed decisions. Accept that you will experience more or less fear, uncertainty and self-doubt during different seasons of your life. Stop procrastinating. Take inspired action, even when you don’t feel ready. Be mindful. Know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for. Stay connected to what matters most to you. Pursue bold adventures, unapologetically. Be in awe of your divinity by recognizing and acknowledging that you are a reflection of God’s consciousness and love. Dwell in the state of love from which you were created. Live your life with an open heart, it frees your soul to express itself through your personality in ways that are uniquely you. Accept failure as a learning opportunity that increases your capacity to start again with greater wisdom. Trust that you have what it takes to handle whatever life throws your way. Trust that whatever lessons you learn in life, you are smart enough to leverage these insights for your greater good. Trust yourself.

That is what Live Brave means to me. What does it mean to you?k
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 About the Author
Jackie Capers-Brown is the CEO of Braveheart Training Group, creator, Art of Breakthrough System™, Art of Breakthrough Experience™ and founder, Brave Life Project. She teaches the principles of the art of breakthrough in her latest bookGet Unstuck Now: Changing Your Story Unleashes Your Power to Move On and Be Happy. She is currently working on her 4th book, Be Brave Now: Everyday Acts of Courage that Empower You to Live, Love and Lead Bravely.Jackie can be reached via email at Join her online community at