IMPERFECT COURAGE PART III DISCUSSION PROMPTS
CHAPTER 9: WIDEN YOUR CIRCLE
How did this chapter inspire you to widen your own circle?
I like to think of communities as horseshoes instead of circles—together in the round but always an open invitation for more to join. How would you describe your ideal circle?
What is your current challenge as you widen your circle?
CHAPTER 10: LEVERAGE YOUR POWER
Jessica speaks well of how to leverage our own power while elevating the power of others at the same time. How can you take action to do the same this new year in your own corner of the world?
Where are you hiding or diminishing your power?
chapter 11: quit trying
Living an empowered life without fear is the true difference between leading our lives or our lives leading us. How will you move forward imperfectly in your courage in 2019?
CHAPTER 12: BUILD A FLOURISHING WORLD
We are all one really. We like to forget we are and create separateness when our nerves or fear rises up to protect us. We may choose to serve differently than each other yet our desire to flourish brings us home to the truth again.
What contribution do you desire to make most in your life?
THE CORE BOOK THEME: EMBRACE VULNERABILITY
“We can’t grow without vulnerability, and we can’t be vulnerable alone.“
We are seldom ‘ready’ for vulnerability; showing up and being seen regardless of how ready we feel is the very essence of vulnerability.
Where would you like to be more vulnerable in your life?
Name it, write it down. There is power in naming it aloud.
What will this vulnerability give you?
How can the other people involved best support you?
How will you respond when fear rises up to meet you along the way?
Why does practicing imperfect courage matter to you?
COMING FULL CIRCLE
LET’S RETURN TO OUR FIRST REFLECTION EXERCISE
Take a moment now to close your eyes and ask yourself the very same questions Jessica asked herself as she began her IMPERFECT COURAGE adventure.
‘What am I afraid of? And what toll is this fear taking in my life?’
How have these questions evolved for you over the course of reading this book?
What has been your response to them? (No response is a kind of response too ;))
What comes up for you now as you consider these questions again?
What is the imperfectly courageous next step?
Listen to your internal response as you weigh these questions. Write down your thoughts in a safe space. No sharing is necessary in the group unless you feel so led. Just give voice to them beyond the walls of your own heart as we wrap this journey together.