The Mantra of Courage

Sharing with you one of my favorite poems by Sylvia Kelly that speaks much on courage and determination. I will always read and go through this as a personal mantra that would sum up the difficulties and turmoils I have experienced in the past that led me to being “ME” again.


It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubts.
It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.
It takes strength to share a friend’s pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.
It takes strength to hide your own pain,
It takes courage to show it and deal with it.
It takes strength to stand guard,
It takes courage to let down your guard.
It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.
It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on a friend.
It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.
It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.
At the end of the day, it is all about your own self-built insurmountable character.
“Motivation is very important, but it is determination that will make you cross the highest mountain and most difficult river.”  — Nelson Mandela


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