One Courageous Thing

What if we chose to do ONE courageous thing every day ’til the end of the year? 1 big or small thing aligned with our goals…

Meme of a beige sheet of lined notebook paper and a tip of a pencil as if someone is about to write. Text in white states I wonder what I can accomplish this year if I do one courageous inspired action every day 'til the end of the year. Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist

I was sitting here thinking about a promise I made to my daughter many years ago about overcoming my fears. I want to be an even greater example to her about what’s possible, and that’s going to take some courage… a willingness to experience a fear of failing and do it anyway. So I decided minutes before posting this that I want to challenge myself to walk in courage the rest of this year, and get some things done…. some things I’ve been putting off that I know I can accomplish if I focus more on my intentions than my insecurities.

So I extend the same challenge to you. Every day for the rest of year, do one small thing that is (safe and not harming anyone else, lol, and) aligned with your goals and priorities. The second hand on a clock counts too. We can make micro steps daily and end up farther along than if we just continued to put that thing off indefinitely.

Big or small, forward is forward. So maybe you don’t feel ready to write the manuscript, but could you sit for 15 minutes and meditate on the message you want readers to take away from your book? Maybe you have a concept and a few stories you want to share in a podcast. Could you write an outline of topics you’d like to cover or people you’d like to interview? Maybe you’re setting some wellness/weight loss goals for after the holidays. Could you research some meal plans or meal prep hacks? Or maybe you’re an artist who wants to get back to/begin painting. Could you set up a wish list of supplies, or rearrange your space to create a small studio?

Big goals are accomplished by small tasks attached to preplanned outcomes. The year isn’t over, we can still get some things done.

And for those who work work work and rarely play, or rest, maybe your courageous step is to find a few minutes each day to laugh and breathe.


Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist

Published by Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist

Marlene Dillon is the CEO of MDillon Designs & Publishing. I teach girls to believe in themselves and choose relationships that support their goals. I teach children that their dreams are possible and that they are lovable. I teach parents to communicate with their children in healthy ways. In short, I.U.S.E. people. Inspire. Uplift. Support. Empower.

2 thoughts on “One Courageous Thing

  1. Agreed! Small steps are underrated, because they do add up over time. And like Michelin-star chef Marco Pierre White says: Perfection is many little things done well. Thanks for this post!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. They are underrated. So many times I look back and think of what I could have accomplished if I just practiced a skill for 15 minutes a day for a whole year (rather than having used time to make excuses, complain about packed schedule, or how hard it would be/long it would take to learn). Love that quote! Blessings!

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