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COURAGE: Overcoming Fear & Igniting Self-Confidence ~Debbie Ford

COURAGE the new Debbie Ford book was high on my list of reads and I was so pleased when the TLC Book Tours added her recent book to my reading list.   I have read all of Ford’s books and discovered her work when I was updating my counseling credentials and her first writing was included as a textbook.   I am never disappointed by her insights and I am pleased to see that some of the self- help league is also promoting her work – Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote the forward.

COURAGE  is a new look at how to transform all the knowledge a woman has gained about herself, sorting out the specific stuck places and then acting and responding at full volume within your authentic self – confidently.   It is about mustering the courage to understand the problems, dilemmas, and old definitions, letting go of fear, and then striding out into the world doing what you do best.  It is finding the GIFT in the distress – the reason that it is a part of your journey, and making it work for you at your optimum levels.

I think COURAGE is about moving into one’s fifties, actively moving in the right direction on target, and preparing for the creativity peak in one’s sixties.    There was that old hair color commercial that said: “You are not getting older, You‘re getting better.”   I think COURAGE is about turning the journey so far, and the lessons learned into response-abled wisdom.

Debbie Ford shares her journey as examples in the book and her stories are more down to earth and recitals of the kinds of things that EVERYWOMAN might experience and benefit from the process revealed.   The stories do not need a huge therapeutic intervention they are more likely to open one’s eyes to emotions and shadows and suggest actions that could propel a person forward onto new pathways.

I just felt as though this would be a great book for a support group to use as a guide.  With a few ground rules, a gathering of 6 to 10 women could each have a time to share and be mentored by the others as they completed her exercises and studied the book chapter by chapter.  They could form the cheer leading squad and long term network to assist and serve others in reaching their best selves.  The book is that good.

The book does not go into detail about how to find the stuck spots and the old childhood injuries that created the limits to one’s life,  by then combining this book with the CODE TO JOY, it could be most empowering and this book’s whole goal is to identify the sticking point and create forward motion.

This group could produce a great deal of power, motivation, and COURAGE.

What Motivates You?   Have you ever thought of making a support group for your life and encouragement?

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8 Responses to “COURAGE: Overcoming Fear & Igniting Self-Confidence ~Debbie Ford”

  1. Susan Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    What motivates me? Waking up every morning! It couldn’t GET any easier than that. I start off with being grateful for that and let the day roll.
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    Patricia Reply:

    You are lucky….I am so grateful that I am able to finally get out of bed – this is so incredibly different from my whole life experience..Though not hyper active, I always found such joy and energy in the mornings….now I have to work at finding energy

  2. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    “I think COURAGE is about turning the journey so far, and the lessons learned into response-abled wisdom.”

    Love it!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you Laurie

  3. Chris Edgar Says:

    I like what you say about “the creativity peak in one’s sixties” — I certainly like the idea that I’m going to have a long creative lifespan, now that I finally feel like I have a clear creative direction! :)

    Patricia Reply:

    Awesome words Chris…Awesome..
    I feel like I am still jumping over the hedgerows of discovery…unless raising my children was the peak of my creativity….not on path or dream yet…
    lucky you

    Men quite often peak a bit earlier than women….but the run is getting longer not shorter

  4. Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours Says:

    I like the idea of using this book as a guide for a support group – it sounds like it is full of valuable information.

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review this for the tour!

    Patricia Reply:

    Heather J
    I do think it would be great study group book…
    Courage is vital to progress of any kind
    Thank you for coming by