She’s not your competition; Day twenty four

blog headerCourage is required for implementation but is only relevant in the face of adversity.  Courage is not needed or recognised unless there is an obstacle, indifference or a situation that requires a critical choice of conviction.  We may espouse to hold a conviction of respect and loyalty towards the women; however, both ourselves and the observer will never know whether this is a true conviction until we are faced with a choice to be respectful and loyal towards another woman – this is when courage is found or not found.

Courage is not comfortable, because when necessary, courage is concerned with knocking down an obstacle, facing the opposition, whether external, internal, or both; bringing about the reality of our belief, value and conviction.  Courage is only present because it is uncomfortable; if it is comfortable, courage is not required.  Ultimately, you will be justified with a good feeling, because you can say, “I’m glad I stood for what is right”.

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About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".