One of the main qualities in life is to follow your path with courage. You can never choose the easy way out when you want to lead the life of your dreams. This is an unavoidable truth.
Following your own path
You have to keep in mind that, if you want to reach your goals in life, you need to summon all your courage in order to overcome the obstacles that cross the path of those who are bold enough to get off the beaten track and follow their own path.
Admittedly, you can be sheltered from the main obstacles that may come cross the path of the bold ones if you merely follow the beaten track but life would not have the same taste, the one it should have. It would lack passion and spice!
Of course, those who lead their lives with courage have to face problems but these problems are hard to avoid anyway. Nobody can avoid them. What matters is that you find solutions to your problems.
Courage to take full advantage of life
Courage is not just about accomplishing feats that will be worth mentioning in history books, feats that will be known the world over. There are many courageous people in world, many more than you think. But no one will ever hear about them!
Since we often hear about those who accomplish great feats, whether these feats involve technology, sports, warriors, humanists, we get a wrong image of what courage is.
You can be courageous by resisting the things some try to impose on you in your daily life, by rejecting conventional thinking, by trying to build your life, even if it does not involve great feats. Everyone can do that in their own humble way.
Doing some self-analysis, not accepting your life if it does not satisfy you and trying to change it require a great deal of courage. Once it is part of your life, courage is everywhere in your endeavours!