When things get tough, we call on the power inside of us to overcome our fears and push through adversity. If you have experienced difficult situations before, you know that light always sits at the end of that dark tunnel. Valor is all about what it takes to face these challenges and make it through to the light. Some companies are revolutionizing the market with transcendental creations and impeccable craftsmanship, like Seventh, with its luxurious handcrafted wooden watches. Quality and innovation are fundamental principles which underpin their practices, resulting in great products that are a must to experience. Read on to see why you should start applying the valor principle to your everyday life.
The feeling of fear has a paralyzing effect on human beings. Regardless of the particular fear that you harbor, it is likely to stop you from doing what you want and enjoying your life to the full. Fear manifests itself on many different levels, from discomfort due to phobias right through to severe panic attacks. Let´s take a look at the kinds of fears that people have to overcome in life.
This is, perhaps, one of the most common fears we all experience at one time or another in our lives. When we are close to achieving major goals or fulfilling one of our life-long dreams, we may get this feeling of dizziness and uncertainty that makes us stop and doubt ourselves. It can make us really angry with ourselves because we have worked so hard to get to that point and when we are just on the precipice of realizing that success we become paralyzed or procrastinate our way to failure. Don’t think this is unusual or strange, in fact, it is a very common phenomenon in sports players or Olympic athletes. They perform exceptionally at training and yet fail to reach the necessary peak performance when they need it the most.
To overcome this kind of fear it is important to have trust, confidence, and courage within yourself; to have ‘valor’. This might be the very quality that sets apart the losers from the winners, the good from the awesome, and the awesome from the legends. The Seventh wooden watch company has created a timepiece to wear on your wrist that will be a constant reminder of this fundamental attitude to life. The watch is called THRÁSOS. A bold, square-shaped timepiece made of precious dark sandalwood that exudes the very essence of valor.
Another common fear raises its head whenever you are invited to explore a new place or visit people you haven’t met before; reluctance to try such new experiences can hold you back. Much of the time, the best things in life sit just outside our comfort zone. They are just one step beyond what we are used to, and taking that small step can be stressful and intimidating. To break the cycle of our quotidian tasks and try new things might be the key to living a better life.
For example, meeting new people is something that often creates opportunities for positive change. If you are always locked into your circle of trust and knowledge, then it is very hard to learn anything new or gather different perspectives on the world. Contrasting and comparing your thoughts, ideas and dreams with new people can even find you the perfect partner or colleague for that endeavor you have always wanted to start.
The challenge of breaking out of your comfort zone to discover the new horizons beyond is what valor is all about. Doing whatever you think will assist you to grow in spite of the fear is to face the darkness of the tunnel and embrace the light at the other end.
Being bold enough to endure hardship might just reward you with a leap onto the next plateau or towards the next milestone in your life. That is exactly what valor helps you to achieve: not to dismiss the fear, but to act in spite of it, or even because of it. If you feel in equal parts attracted to and fearful of something, then you should seriously consider making it one of your immediate goals. The Seventh THRASOS timepiece is an elegant and timely reminder every time you look at your left wrist, of your pathway into the light.
Winning and losing are not things that happen only in sports or games of chance or competition, it is a very relevant concept that applies to life in general. Losing a deal, money, a romantic partner, your reputation, peace; there are all kinds of things in life that can be lost. What those people with valor understand is that losing is simply the other side of the same coin that heralds winning on the opposite face. The equation is easy: If you don´t play, it is impossible to lose but is also impossible to win.
Those who exhibit valor in playing for victory are not those who don’t fear losing, but those who are not paralyzed by it. Winning players, successful business people, risk-takers, in general, are the ones who usually secure their biggest and best outcomes from tackling those life-challenges head on.
Exercising valor is about taking risks with your eye fixed firmly on the end game, the best outcome. Of course, winning is not assured, but losing is if you don´t take the risk in the first place. The light at the end of the tunnel overcomes the darkness inside. There is nothing better than winning in style, and that style is embodied in the beautiful dark sandalwood square-shaped THRASOS watch created by Seventh to remind you that to have valor is to beat fear.
Winning is so much better when you win in style. Being reminded that you need to be brave to walk through the darkness to find the light, and you need to risk losing to win is valuable on a daily basis, but essential in those special moments of greatest need. Wear a Seventh THRASOS, and dare to beat your fears; leave the comfort zone and find the best version of yourself on the other side.