35 Courage Affirmations To Live Your Best Life

Taking on any new goal, pursuing your dreams, and living the life your heart desires takes an incredible amount of courage. You may find yourself struggling internally with questions of whether you are smart enough, whether you have enough willpower, or even whether you deserve to go to this new place in life.

On top of that, many of us feel guilty for pursuing our dreams. We worry about taking time away from our spouse or kids or friends. Maybe we feel guilty for spending hard earned money to pay for training we need to meet a goal that may never work out. Or we feel guilty because we should be greatful for all we have and not wish for something more.

However, I encourage you to think about the inspiration you will provide to others who want to chase their dreams and how amazing and powerful you will feel once you put in the hard work to achieve things you may not have thought possible.

I believe we were put here to pursue our dreams, which means facing our fears. We must walk through the uncomfortable feelings of fear and self doubt to get to the place where we realize our wildest dreams.

So how do you do that?

One thing I have found to be helpful is simply choosing a few affirmations and saying them out loud, in the mirror, every single morning. Saying encouraging words to yourself puts you in the right frame of mind every morning and reminds you of what matters. Maybe you take one baby step every day towards a life you love.

Whether your goals are to improve your healthimprove your finances, improve your relationships, or to go after a career you are passionate about, daily affirmations bring your biggest dreams and desires to the top of mind.

Check out the 35 courage affirmations below, choose a few that resonate with you, and begin the practice of saying them to yourself every day.

Courage Affirmations

Affirmations for Facing Fear

1. I take action even when I feel fear

2. Today, I am living fearlessly

3. I choose to face my fear and reduce its power over me

4. I am capable of anything

5. I am bold, powerful, and invincible

6. I breathe in courage and breathe out fear

7. I have the courage to keep going

Courage Affirmations for Positive Energy

8. I radiate positive energy, and make courageous choices

9. Each struggle I face is an opportunity for growth

10. I release all fear, anxiety and stress, and replace it with calm confidence

11. I am surrounded by beauty and joy

12. I have already accomplished so many incredible things in my life

13. I get energy from trying new things

14. My positive energy encourages me and those around me

The secret to happiness is freedom…and the secret to freedom is courage.


Affirmations to Overcome Obstacles

15. I can overcome anything that comes my way today

16. My past experiences have trained me to win this day

17. I feel and acknowledge fear, and move forward anyway

18. Today I will do difficult things that will bring me increased peace in the future

19. I am capable of doing hard things

20. I welcome the challenges I will face today

21. Bring it on

It is impossible to live without failing at something…unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default.

JK Rowling

Affirmations to Bring Peace

22. I am strong, brave, and kind

23. When I am true to myself, everyone wins

24. I am safe and secure regardless of my struggles

25. I will speak my truth

26. I am brave enough to forgive those who have hurt me

27. I trust my inner voice to guide me

28. My voice matters, and I will use it courageously

If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Maya Angelou

Affirmations to Chase Your Dreams

29. I am creating the exact life I want with each choice I make and each fear I overcome

30. I am inspiring others by facing my most difficult challenges

31. Today I will follow my heart and enjoy every minute

32. Every brave decision moves me closer to living the life of my dreams

33. I am committed to becoming the best version of myself

34. I have big dreams and I am proud to pursue them

35. I am unstoppable

Start today!

Those are some of my favorite courage affirmations. Pick a few and recite them daily. Start your day with positive vibes and the intention to face any difficulties that arise with courage and energy.

About the author

Nina Sheridan is a seasoned author at Latterly.org, a blog renowned for its insightful exploration of the increasingly interconnected worlds of business, technology, and lifestyle. With a keen eye for the dynamic interplay between these sectors, Nina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her writing. Her expertise lies in dissecting complex topics and presenting them in an accessible, engaging manner that resonates with a diverse audience.