I am yet to see anyone do anything great without courage. Courage is an ability; the ability to do something challenging or difficult. It is also the ability to go through a tough time without breaking. Incidentally, we face mountains and challenges in life. We encounter difficult situations at work. Some of the hard times are related to decision making while others relate to dealing with people. We also press against barriers as we forge our way into success. We are carried by the wind of change that requires that we brace up and brave the situations. Whatever is the case, we all need courage to succeed.
One may ask: how do I secure courage? Well, courage is not something that can be given. It is more like an attitude that we must personally develop. Although one may be encouraged by someone else, one must learn to receive the courage. Being courageous is something internal. We get better at being courageous by practice. Our level of courage is tested by difficulties and challenges. If you “chicken out” in the face of oppositions, lack, set-backs, pain, or roadblocks, you may need to check your courage level. Developing courage helps to weather the storm. It makes you stand when your circumstance suggests that you should fall.
I am not sure what your current experience may be at home, work, community, or society. Whatever is the case, you and I need courage. You need courage to make that leap. You need courage to overcome that situation. You need courage to make progress. You need courage to sort out the relationship issue. You need courage to be the top performer at work. In fact, we all need courage to navigate the complexities of the world we live in. As times change so do we need courage to adapt to change. Do not let your situation weigh you down. Do not let anyone despise you. Secure the courage to stay atop; to keep moving forward.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." – Dale Carnegie
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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