Happy Monday, VRL Nation. It’s time to talk about courage, or in some cases, the lack thereof. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see Rhonda’s video, or read on for some further insights and fun (not to mention oh-so-shareable) quotes about courage.

By definition, courage is…

Let’s start simply with the technical explanation of couragethe quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. 

But courage is so much more than that. VRL Board Member Rhonda Briggins Ridley explains,

Courage is something that is in you, that you didn’t know was in you, ever since you were born.

She goes on to say that you must tap into your dreams and goals. We all have a purpose and are equipped with the tools that will help you achieve those goals. And what is that spark that drives you? Courage.


Find the courage to stand up to adversity and fight without worrying about what people think, what they’re saying about you, or what is going on around you. At the end of the day, you have to be focused totally on achieving those goals.

Watch Rhonda’s Video on Courage

Courage is when something deeper, greater, and bigger than even yourself drives you.  What does courage mean to you? When have you dug deep for your courage within? Tell us in the comments. ♡

courage-Mary Anne Radmacher