When we hear the word “courage“, we may think of superheroes, warriors, humanitarians, great leaders, soldiers, police, firefighters—people who are quick to act when life is truly on the line, or where the stakes between wrong and right are highest.
But courage is more than that. Courage is something we all harness daily simply because we are human beings. We are each faced with our own medley of challenges, goals, uncertainties, hopes and dreams, resources, real and perceived limitations, skills, and priorities. Courage can help us fuel our drive to accomplish the improbable and the significant, even when we don’t have it all figured out.
We take leaps of courage daily to expand our potential, and we take calculated risks to help us build our futures or serve our communities. We also leverage courage when we invest in ourselves or other people. Courage helps us dance with uncertainty, rather than letting the unknown distract us from the dreams of our intuition.
Courage lets us be audacious with our pursuits and our creativity, even when we are smothered in doubt or hesitation. Courage allows those with even the tiniest voice to be heard, and we call on courage when we speak the truth in the face of wild adversity.
Courage calls on our values and our hearts, and is at the foundation of freedom, creativity, and the human soul.
Perhaps courage is the ultimate tool of those who seek to change and create the world?
Come find out and learn more about courage from designer Margaret Cyphers—Creative Director for Google G Suite and Head of UX for Google Drive—this coming Friday, March 9th, at 8:30am at the Denver Art Museum.