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Being Brave Takes Courage

mind Feb 09, 2020

Now I know it may sound silly... being brave takes courage? Duh. In bike riding, as in life, there are so many things that we might find scary.

Riding on the road with traffic, brake-burning alpine descents, trying a new jump... 

The reason this subject popped into my head is that I've heard so many people say "It's ok, don't be scared." which, for me, invalidates my feelings and makes me feel as though I'm being silly for being scared!

I think what they mean to say is, "It's ok to be scared. Let's do it together." 

Acknowledging something is scary, acknowledging your fear - and choosing to give something a try anyway - now that kind of bravery takes courage.