Ten Hard Steps to Being Courageous.

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.]/su_quote]
  1. Take responsibility for your own actions. Don’t be a victim anymore and blame your troubles on others. Own your life and own it fully, good or bad.
  2. Live with integrity. Make sure that what you think, do, and say are always the same. Sometimes that means you are going to have to make decisions that are not convenient, popular, or politically correct. Make them anyway.
  3. Go outside the box. Get off the safe and comfortable road and onto that “road less traveled” where you might fail. Find your sweet spot and go for It. Dare to be great!
  4. Take your blinders off and look at things from a different perspective. Stop going along with the crowd, maybe “your truth” is not “the truth”. Explore.
  5. Make your dreams so big that you know they will fail without “divine” intervention. The greatest danger is not that our dreams are too lofty and that we will fail to reach them, but that they are too small and we do!
  6. Be who you are. Be authentic. Be you.
  7. Dare to speak up, to voice your concerns, your feelings and thoughts and to engage opposing opinions. Speaking up in ways that honor the dignity of others, builds trust.
  8. Step in the middle of it and take action. Have the intestinal fortitude to not procrastinate or make excuses. Be the one to go first, others will follow.
  9. Persevere when the going gets tough. Don’t give up. Stay the course.
  10. Say No. Set your course and have the discipline to say no to distractions. It’s not easy to say no to distractions, but they often lead you down the wrong path.
  11. Let go of control. Seek the serenity to accept the things you cannot change.
  12. Be a leader. Inspire people to be greater versions of themselves. Encourage others through humble servant leadership. Who is waiting for you to lead Them.

So Little Courage

C. Swindoll
There was a test conducted by a university where 10 students were placed in a room. 3 lines of varying length were drawn on a card. The students were told to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the longest line. But 9 of the students had been instructed beforehand to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the second longest line. 1 student was the stooge. The usual reaction of the stooge was to put his hand up, look around, and realizing he was all alone, pull it back down. This happened 75% of the time, with students from grade school through high school. The researchers concluded that many would rather go along with the crowd even when that was opposed to their own personal belief.Joseph Campbell

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