COURAGE ON TAP
recently suffered a fall. No bones were broken but what was fractured was my ego. As I sat wondering what the cure could be for the constant nagging pain in my heart, I was reminded of what my father always prescribes in a situation like this. Have courage, he’ll say. Now, I’ve tried telling him that is easy for him to say as he has a ready reservoir, but it’s not possible for me. Since my well of fortitude was a bit dry, I had to scamper around looking for a source that I could easily tap into. This time I did not have to go far.
While reading about the triumphs of the four women who survived breast cancer on page 30, I realised that courage is one virtue that these women have in ample supply. What is their secret, I wondered? How did they manage to build this armoury of mettle that has clearly helped them win their battles against so many fears and anxieties?
Cindy Dobratz decided to close her mind’s doors to all the toxic negativity that normally floods in when you’re given bad news of this magnitude, and instead stay
My well of fortitude was DRY, so I had to scamper around for a source to tap into. I found it while reading about the TRIUMPHS of breast cancer SURVIVORS. Courage is one virtue these women have in ample supply
centred on sheer positivity. Muskan Mittal decided to embrace the tragic news by calling it a gift that helped her reset her priorities and learn to focus on the now.
As I borrowed heavily from these superheroes of resolve, I realised the key lies in doing an audit of my strong points. By taking account of my personality assets and the strong support system I enjoy, I was not only able to rebuild my broken confidence but rein in the uncertainties that plagued me. And then there is hope… the perennial saviour.
Until next week,
Mrinal Shekar Deputy Editor email@example.com