Monday, 10 November 2014

Motivational Monday || Courage


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday! A fresh week, a fresh start! Today I will be walking the red carpet for the Hunger Games movie premiere and I am beside myself with excitement- squuee!!


Today's topic is courage. 

I don't always feel very brave, in fact, quite the opposite. I often need a lot of help from those closest to me. I lean on my loved ones a lot for reassurance and seek a lorra lorra comfort in them. Last week I opened up in a blog post about my fear of being out of my comfort zone and I felt brave for saying it. 

Since I don't do a great many courageous things, I can't talk too much about it but this week I would like to encourage you to do something a little bit brave. Nothing major (unless you absolutely want to) but just a little tiny something. If it doesn't go well, try again. That's the bravest thing of all. 

Wishing you all the most wonderful, courageous week and sending you big cuddles and sparkles. 

Toodlepip!

xx

103 comments:

  1. Today I have my first driving lesson and I'm not gonna lie I am really scared ! This post gives me some courage to push trough it ! I'm gonna make it - Thanks Louise ♥

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    1. Ah good luck! I remember when I had mine I was scared out of my mind but it's never as bad as you think it is. They will start you off really slow :) Good luck! x

      This is a lovely post Louise, I am a bit of a scardey cat myself and in the midst of exams I definitely need some courage and confidence. I love these posts, keep em coming!
      - lana (lana-sultana.blogspot.com)

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  2. I love motivational Mondays! That blog post you did was very brave ❤ I'm going to try and step out of my comfort zone a bit more!

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    1. sweet little blog you have! x

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  3. You are the perfect role model for people. Being afraid isn't anything to worry about; feeling no fear is what is truly terrifying!

    Jen (aka ReelDork)

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    1. Courage! Thanks for this one Louise. I agree with Jen here. You have been a great role model for people. In many ways actually. Continue inspiring!

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  4. How exciting, I hope you have a lovely time at the premier! Such a great, inspiration post Louise x

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  5. In September I started a 1 year intense teacher training course. Since I began it I've not enjoyed it at all. I've been so unhappy and my anxiety started to get really bad! Last week I was brave enough to admit that a teaching career just isn't for me and I walked away from my course. Even though the whole thing has been very upsetting I know I've made the right choice and I feel so much happier now! :)

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  6. I have to admit that I have sometimes too much courage and afterwards I wish I wouldn't have done some things :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  7. You seem to have timed this perfectly for my exams. It's just what I needed, so, thank you :)

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  8. such an inspirational post, love it Louise! I've recently had the courage to start up my own blog, something I've wanted to do for ages but my anxiety of the whole process it's kept getting in the way, but I've finally done it, yay!
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  9. Love this. Courage is so important.

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  10. totally love your motivational mondays!

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  11. I'd like the courage to say yes to more things and know everything will be okay!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Hope you have an amazing time at the Hunger Games event!!

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    xx

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  13. Love your Motivational Mondays Louise! They make Mondays much more bearable!
    Siobhan xx

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  14. Loving your motivational Mondays Louise!

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  15. Yes I agree, little steps every day have more of an impact......and you'll feel *safer as well...if your steps are too bold....and it goes wrong.....it may send you back even further!! Courage needs to be practised every day...I read that somewhere...maybe off Pinterest..I think!!

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  16. A great way to start the week, with courage!

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  17. So jealous of you going to the premiere, you're always so positive and it makes monday a little easier! Thank you Louise!x

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  18. Absolutely love the quote!

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    xx

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  19. You lucky girl, hope you have a great time strutting your stuff on the red carpet! I actually can't wait for the new hunger games movie to come out, they left it on such a cliff hanger! Anyway this was such a cute and uplifting blogpost Louise, I hope your courage grows and in return I accept your little challenge to do something small and courageous :) hope your having a lovely day and if you have time Id love if you came over and checked out my blog-

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    xx

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  20. Hello lovely people. I wrote a blog post (inspired by who, I wonder...) and thought maybe you'd like to see it. It's about turning 17, and realising what life is all about. I'd be sooo grateful if you could check it out over at www.marffie.blogspot.com
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  21. Great post Louise! I think it's important to do something out of your comfort zone and be brave, it helps you grow as a person, and realise your potential :) xx

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  22. One of my favorite quotes! Great post

    Renee

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  23. I absolutely love these posts from you Louise, they're always so easy to read. Enjoy the premiere tonight!

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  24. Beautiful, and absolutely true! And you were hella brave for writing the post you did last week which you should give yourself courage points for :)

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  25. Thank you very much for these motivational mondays. They help. a lot. And you chose the right day for them) #бытьсмелым

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  26. Your Motivational Monday posts are my favourites above all others. They help me realise that I'm not alone in my day to day struggles so I just wanted a massive thanks! xxx

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  27. Hi Louise,

    After reading the post I thought I'd let a bit more of the world know about my blog that I have recently started. It is all about me and the daily battles I have with my Social Anxiety Disorder and OCD.
    If anyone wants to check it out, please feel free: http://whatisnormalblog.wordpress.com

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  28. Your post was wonderfully brave Louise!
    xx
    katedruryy.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I love your motivational Monday posts, they often inspire more writing and posts of my own!
    I think we all struggle to find courage sometimes, so thank you for encouraging us to be brave. I often worry that my fears are going to make me miss out on things, and I don't want that to be the case!

    justmuddlingthroughlife.com

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  30. Feeling very inspired! Thanks Louise :D Also that lion is super cute :3

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    xx

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  31. The illustration is so adorable, and so very true.
    I did quite of a brave thing three months ago hen I decided to move across the ocean, away from France to the big and cold Canada. I think I'm done being brave for a while now.

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  32. This post is perfect for today!
    My 'friends' have made up an awful rumour about me, and I am scared to confront them about it, but this post has given me courage to do so tomorrow. :)

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    1. Ugh, I'm sorry they did that. I had my 'friends' do the same in middle school/Jr. High. Not fun at all. Let me know how it goes tomorrow. I really hope it turns out well! <3

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  33. such a nice idea to do motivation mondays! everyone could use a bit of encouragement from time to time!

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  34. Really lovely post and very inspirational! xx

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  35. Love Motivational Mondays! They really get me fired up for the week. Oh and I did something brave on Friday. I volunteered at my college's Homecoming Fiesta. I was terrified since I don't know anyone and was a little bit anxious before, but I powered through and I feel amazing for it. :)

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  36. I started my new job today in a field I have NEVER worked in and started to serve customers alone and for me this was terrifying but I was brave and I made mistakes but I learned! Lovely post and well fitted for my day! :) Have a great night by the way I am so jealous!! XX
    This is such a cute post! I love positive posts like this! I had a stressful day at work (a new job in a field I have NEVER worked in!) So I hope you had a lovely day! Xx
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  37. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. This is such a cute post, I love the picture, thanks for posting Xoxo

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  39. Thank you so much sharing your wonderful and inspirational ideas with us, Louise. I definitely needed this little pep talk to get me through this week. There have been quite a few things in my life recently where I've just been like "Okay... I give up." Thank you for helping me realize that I should never give up on my dreams and that I need to have courage. Love you so much!

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  40. Thank you for your words of wisdom once again Louise, you always know how to give me that extra boost I need at the start of the week. Hope you have a great week and enjoy the Hunger Games premiere!
    Hannah
    Hanniemc.co.uk

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  41. The Hunger Games?! Very jealous! I hope you have a lovely time and that it is as good as the book :)

    I think that its sometimes the smallest acts of courage that make the biggest difference. A sentence can say an awful lot and a minute action can make a massive ripple.

    Another lovely motivational post :)

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  42. That image you used is actually quite sweet and thought provoking! This post is perfect for me. I'm the type of person that needs to be pushed to do things because I'm quite anxious. Enjoy the premiere!
    Katie x
    planet-blossom.blogspot.com

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  43. Have fun at the premier! Can't wait to see it ahhhh. I like how you were so honest here and also encouraged us to do something brave. The only thing I love about Mondays are your motivational posts! :)

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

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  44. I love you Louise, thank you for being you!!

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  45. Really cheered up what has been quite a bad day! Thank you Louise, so much wisdom <3

    Manth||dreamingofmint x

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  46. Such a lovely way to start the week again, I love these Motivational Mondays so much! This is such a lovely quote, one I really relate to at the moment!

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  47. OMG You're so lucky! It's my brithday on Friday and on the 20th I'm going to go and see Mockingjay part 1! I love the Hunger Games and I'd love to hear how it goes for you!

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  48. Have a lovely time! Love that quote so much :)

    http://justmilly.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  49. What a wonderfully well timed comment, as I just started my blog yesterday! It's definitely a step that sends the butterflies rampant in the ol' stomach. What a lovely post, and I hope you have a great time at the premiere tonight!

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  50. First, you are so uber lucky to be going to this premier, that is really exciting. Second of all, my courages act of the day was getting into a debate in one of my classes. I hate speaking in public but it was actually not as bad as I thought it would be.

    xoxo
    buildingtheconfidence.blogspot.com

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  51. Congrats on walking the premiere! I'm sure that will be a blast, and if it already happened I hope it was great!
    I can relate to this post so much - I am really shy and sometimes it's so hard to come out of my shell and say anything that I want. I have a debate in class on Wednesday, so I think I'm going to try and actually talk a lot, and make my opinion heard!

    xx
    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

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  53. Lovely! I posted some of my own motivation today too! Enjoy your week, sounds exciting!
    Nadine
    xx
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  54. Thank you so much for this. I started my new job today and it wasn't what I thought it would be, the courage quote you posted has made me feel a lot more positive for what tomorrow may hold. Thank you x
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  55. I love these motivational monday posts, I always look forward to them! I really love today's quote especially, it's a good one :)

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  56. Motivational Monday honestly brightens my week! Even little posts like this fill me with positive thoughts. Every week I try to base my actions on your posts, thus this week perhaps I will raise my hand in class or make a few more cracks in my shell of shyness. x
    Have fun at the premier, Louise!

    Emily Bee | Extraneous Melodies

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  57. I love these posts! I have to admit, I've been more courageous recently :) and i'm really proud of myself :D I just asked this guy i like out so i'm pretty proud of myself i used to be so shy i couldn't do that ha

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  58. The red carpet sounds awesome! Have an amazing time xox

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  59. I think I'm the only person I know (besides you, of course) who actually likes Mondays! They're a fresh start and I love that you do motivational posts. :) amazing! xx

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    1. I love them too! It's like I'm so grateful to wash away last week (even if it was great) and begin again!

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  60. The quote in the picture is so inspiring thank you xxx

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  61. We all think everyone else is full of courage and self confidence but having read some of these posts, it just goes to show that lots of us feel the same. Courage is feeling afraid but doing things anyway, a little at a time. My favourite saying is 'fake it 'til you make it'.

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  62. Perfect quote!! Just what I needed today!
    Have a lot of fun at the premiere tonight! ;)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  63. Wishing you a wonderful week too Louise!! :)
    xx

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  64. Lovely post! x

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  65. This is so helpful and really motivates me x

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  66. Ah Louise I love these blog posts they really brighten up my day �� thanks xx

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  67. Thanks, You too have a nice week! Let's all get out of the comfort zone!

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  68. This was cute. :)

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  69. Love this image, it's part of my laptop background and I've used it in one of my posts before!
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  70. I just want to say I really really love your Motivational Monday posts. They're all so amazing and truly inspirational. :)

    and here's my courageous thing: commeting on a blog even though I'm scared of writing something wrong (English isn't my first language) and being judged. How silly that is? lol

    xoxo

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  71. Love these posts of yours. They're really encouraging and helpful :)

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  72. Hi Louise! I am a youtube fan and I pop over to your blog now and then... I am so happy that I stopped over today because I absolutely love this post!! I couldnt agree more with that quote, I may have to repost it somewhere I love it so much. I say that especially because I finally launched my own blog last week and I so nervous about it for no good reason, really. I was just kind of afraid of what people might think :) Thanks for being so inspirational and positive

    XO - Olivia Ruth
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  73. Love motivational mondays, always cheering me up for the weeks to come :) x

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  74. What a beautiful quote and so true at that. love it xox

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  75. Amazing post Louise and the quote is great! :) x

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  77. Louise, these motivational Mondays are really great. Even though it is not Monday, I feel motivated for for this week. I feel so upset at the moment. Everyone thinks that I can't do anything and that I am useless. I don't speak to anyone and I don't socialize! My life is such a mess! I do have good things in my life but the bad things always stay in my head!!! I have a dream, but it seems impossible and whatever I do for it, nothing seems to come out of it!

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  78. Oh my goodness, I needed to hear this I guess. Thank you!

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  79. Great Advice! Terrifying, but great!

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  80. This is really inspiring Louise!:) Thanks for the little nugget of wisdom! I find your youtube channel and your work really inspiring. Thanks for doing what you do!
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  82. I've decided I'm not going to read the negative crap on the Daily Mail website anymore when I need to fill some time, I'm going to come here instead :) My brain needs more positive things like this instead of the doom and gloom of an evil world. Keep it up Lou <3 xx

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