I never considered myself a brave person, but now that I think about it… there might be some part of bravery inside me.
Why? Because I have a higher risk tolerance than others, and you need to be brave for that.
For example, when I and my wife decided to buy a house, we only had a few thousand euros to pay for the contract. The other part needed as a down payment had to be paid until the house was done constructing.
Those months were tough, but I managed to do an alternative income stream to be able to have the required money for the down payment.
Also, I had a very bad monthly payment as a programmer before we bought the house so this required courage, because the monthly mortgage payment for the house required 70% of my monthly salary at that time.
I think I was brave enough to step into the unknown and that opened up amazing gates for me, both personally and professionally.
Also, because I have a higher risk tolerance than others, I did other great investments, and this also requires a dose of bravery.
So… am I really brave? Well, when I read the following Bible verses… I cannot be anything other than brave!
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.Psalm 31:24
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9