We watched a great documentary about a 14 year-old who sailed around the world by herself. It was a powerful reminder of what we're capable of as humans. We can identify our authentic path and pursue it with passion.
It takes a lot of courage. And courage is something we have to build over time. It's a muscle that needs to be exercised to get stronger and stronger.
I recently read an interesting metaphor about courage in a magazine (I was waiting for Henry to get his haircut, so I don't even remember which one it was!). A little girl had mustered the courage to be part of a performance. Afterwards, her teacher explained that she had just added a brick to her courage wall. The idea is that every time we exercise courage, we add a brick to our courage wall. So the next time we need to do something that requires courage, we can stand upon our courage wall.