Faint Heart Never Won

 . . . a Fair Lady, or so I was told when I was young and impressionable.  I recall that I had few  desires to win ladies at that time, but I likely did have a need to find enough courage to achieve something else – whatever it might have been.

Now, with more life under my belt, I find I still need Courage – to live my life more fully than I do.

It occurs to me that living life is akin to climbing a rockface. The objective is out-of-sight; the task is both immediate and intensely difficult at times; and there’s very little security. Agreed, we can rope together but that offers no real guarantees.

We move one step at a time, seeking the next hand or foot hold as we go. Sometimes we freeze and cling to the rockface, reluctant to take the next step. Yet we know we must climb for there’s no going back. We’re compelled to remain or to complete the climb, no matter the difficulties.

We need to find the courage to push our self away from the rockface so we might see better our immediate options. ‘Kissing the face’ leads only to paralysis. Identifying the best available next move will take us onwards and upwards.

Each forward move can be viewed as an answer, but we must seek the solution which is to complete the climb. The big picture is the way to the top, and it matters above all else. This vision is our Inspiration to be more than we are today!

This is our life, a challenging task, yet surmountable. We have the option of holding our current position until time runs out, or we can change our perspective and climb to success. Courage, like Curiosity, is measurable and recognizing our status and needs can liberate us from stagnation.

Is this the time to make your move?

Author

  • David E.C. Huggins

    David Huggins has fully enjoyed a lifetime of experience as a military officer and as a behavioural scientist, supporting businesses and similar enterprises, at both organizational and individual levels, through leadership coaching. A contemplative Christian, he is devoted to contributing love, value, comfort, and continuity to this diverse world. He resides in Campbellville, Ontario, with his lovely and talented artist wife, Judy.