courage

‘Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. ‘Wima Rudolph’

Winston Churchill said:
“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

John Wayne said:
“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway”

Maya Angelou said:
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Courage is high up on the measuring instrument. Without courage we are unable to be all that we were meant to be.

So what is courage?

The definition of courage is:

 “The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain without fear”

Courage is synonymous with:

  • fearlessness
  • backbone
  • dauntlessness
  • resolution
  • valor
  • firmness
  • grit
  • power

Courage is the opposite of:

  • fear
  • cowardice
  • faint-heartedness
  • timidity

Courage is a common metaphor for inner strength. It is something deep inside us that seeks expression in order for us to live full and vibrant lives.

Over the years I have seen and worked with countless people who, in the face of adversity, have demonstrated acts of courage and bravery. Something welled up within each one them that propelled them through the fear and into victory.

That something was courage.

  • They were undaunted, firm and fearless.
  • Their inner strength was made manifest in the midst of the storm.
  • They possessed a resolute firmness and backbone even when things around them were falling a part.
  • They were able to pick up the pieces and fashion out of them a new and exciting life.

As Walt Disney said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Your dreams are out there ready for you to meet them with courage.

So, what does courage mean to you?

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