Discovering your personal values is an important part of the process when trying to uncover your soul’s life purpose. Having a clear list of values provides insight into the qualities within yourself that are the most crucial.

So, what IS a value?

A value is an internal characteristic or behaviour that is important to you and defines who you are and how you show up in the world. It is a trait that guides you through life and helps you to make decisions.

Your values generally stay with you throughout your life and if there is a shift in your values, it is because of internal influence. Unlike priorities that change throughout your lifetime and shift because of your external environment, values tend to stay consistent and steady.

This week, our focus has been on the values of Courage and Confidence.

Courage, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is the “ability to do something that frightens you.” There are many types of courage: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual to name a few.

Confidence, on the other hand, is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something.” It also can be described as faith, belief, trust and conviction.

Both of these values go hand in hand. The more action you take from a place of courage, the more confidence you foster. 

So, if you are looking to develop your courage and confidence, here is our collection of quotations to motivate you into taking inspired action.



“Courage is grace under pressure.”  ~Ernest Hemingway

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”  ~Nora Ephron


Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

You must have confidence in your competence.

Elijah Cummings

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

Dalai Lama

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”  ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

Courage is found in unlikely places.

J.R.R. Tolkien

It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”  ~Nancy D. Solomon

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