Courage is not usually a word anxiety sufferers would list as one of their most outstanding attributes. Yet it should be.
For even the best of lives are thorn-ridden with frustration, disappointment, and loss. Add the extremely difficult challenge of trudging through outer problems while contending with the inner turmoil of anxiety, and it’s apparent that fortitude, determination — and yes, courage — are some of the strengths that anxious people may not even realize they posses.
Yet people with anxiety probably carry these strengths in higher reserves than those without anxiety.