A Video About Courage and Happiness

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

I had a bit of a revelation recently:

Courage is required to have ongoing happiness. Courage helps us find happiness on tough days and is absolutely critical if we’re going to experience any kind of personal growth.

I talked a little more about that – and how we can access our courage – in this video.

I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments!

(If you enjoyed this video, please consider sharing it. Making it was a step outside my comfort zone and, well, we might as well make it a big one!)

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  1. Carly says:

    Love, love, love the bright red top and your eye makeup…all of your makeup actually. You look fabulous. And it seemed that you started to feel more comfortable toward the end. I did pay attention to the content too, I swear. Is courage the same thing as faith? I kept thinking it also helps to have faith in the outcome of whatever you’re drumming up the courage to face. Not faith that it will turn out well or that you will like the outcome…but faith that you can live through and with the outcome, even if you don’t like it. And for me, that even a non-ideal outcome will be easier and more productive than the fear of the unknown.

    • Miss Britt says:

      Oh yeah, I think faith is an integral part of courage. Faith to survive whatever happens, faith that the reward is worth the risk, all of that.

  2. Jared says:

    To me this was a great reminder to me that if you let your imagination run away whatever the imagination cooks up is probably way worse then having the courage to face the situation head on.

  3. Jb says:

    I liked the video. It felt a little choppy – and some of the editing was a little funky but – the message about being courageous to get/stay happy is a great one and not one that I would have stumbled upon on my own so much. Once you say it, it’s obvious. I get a little more stuck in the daily-ness – how to be courageous in small choices….parenting choices. I would love a video on your mission statement – perhaps a quick how to. I also like videos when they are really specific: the next time your kid-partner etc do X, try this. Or the next time your sabatoging thoughts tell you you can’t, beat them down like this. Have you watched many of the raising happiness videos? Some are quite good…others eh. I say great job – give us more!

    • Miss Britt says:

      JB – thanks for watching. I really appreciate your feedback and ideas for future videos!

  4. Megan says:

    You look pretty!

    It absolutely takes courage to be happy. I’m seeing this with one of my co-workers. She’s unhappy here, but doesn’t seem to want to take the first step to getting another job. I’m nudging her closer to the cliff.
    Megan’s most recent post: Painted

  5. I’m afraid of awkward comments that require courage.
    Father Muskrat’s most recent post: never meanin’ no harm

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