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A flag makes a statement about who you are and what you’re about.
A flag tells you if the Queen is home (presumably, so you know if you should call for tea).
At half-staff, it sends you scurrying to your smart phone to Google who died and then leave you wondering how the hell the idiot on flag patrol got the memo, but you missed it.
A flag tells you if the ship chasing you is a pirate ship or the coast guard. (Chances are that in either case, you’re in screwed!)
It reminds you of who you are and where you belong.
Have you noticed the new fancy-shmancy banner unfurling in the skies high over Fort TSA?
Are you starting to recognize its colors? I hope so.
If you’re thinking yellow, red and white…um…yeah, that’s not it. If you’re looking for a real flag somewhere on the site, you missed the analogy and should probably just keep reading.
You are a powerful dream-builder
Notice I said dream-builder and not just dreamer. Big difference.
You are intentionally crafting a well-lived life. You’re grabbing your dreams by the balls and pulling them into the experience of your real life!
It takes more than abstract philosophy and vague wishes to create the life worthy of you. It’s not about self-help; it’s about self-reliance! It requires dedication, discipline and determination. And a butt-load of hard work.
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That’s where courage comes in!
It’s not about some astronomical feat of genius, intellect or physical power. It is about exercising courage in a consistent way. It’s the persistent, single steps of courage that create a powerful life.
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Courage is setting one foot in front of the other. It is about taking the next step you can see and disregarding the fear of all the steps you can’t yet see.
Courage means taking the next step you can see and
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It’s about who you are
It is recognizing that you are sufficient to create the life you have always dreamed of. No one else will do it for you. No one else will rescue you.
You are sufficient to create the life you dream of.
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You have to show up! You have to inhabit your own life! You have to run up the flag saying, “the Queen is home, dammit!”
You. That’s all.