You develop courage by doing small courageous things. Maya Angelou
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
Definition of courage 1. A wilful, intentional act, 2. Executed after mindful deliberation, 3. Involves objective substantial risk to the person who acts, 4. Is primarily motivated to bring about a noble good or worthy end.
Interviews with over 200 senior and midlevel managers show that careful deliberation and preparation is important to take courageous action.
Setting goals that are within reach, is an important courage skill.
Courage building exercise 1. Think of a situation when you felt afraid â€“ and chose to act. 2. What were you most afraid of? 3. What did you do to get rid of the barriers that stood in the way of acting? 4. At what point did your fear start to go down? 5. How did you feel afterwards?
Adapted from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201208/the-six-attributes-courage
When building up courage to do what you want to do, what is your future self going to regret more: Failing or failing to try?
Research about courage.