Courage Is …

Walk the Talk is a book by Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura, edited by Michelle Sedas. Walking the talk — and translating beliefs into behaviors — is the very essence of character and integrity for both individuals and organizations. I thought I would share some example of what courage is as this installment of the Words. for the Week.

Courage Is …

… Following your conscience instead of “following the crowd.”

… Refusing to take part in hurtful or disrespectful behaviors.

… Sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of others.

… Speaking your mind even though others don’t agree.

… Taking complete responsibility for your actions — and your mistakes.

… Following the rules — and insisting that others do the same.

… Challenging the status quo in search of better ways.

… Doing what you know is right — regardless of the risks and potential consequences.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Do you see possibilities or do you see impossibilities as you move around during the day? Surely, you will see possibilities. You will also see impossibilities. But do not focus on the impossibilities! Focus on the possibilities.

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2 Responses to Courage Is …

  1. TamrahJo says:

    Courage is…”Breaking the rules and standing by your choice, when you know in your heart, the rules are outdated or immoral” – LOL. But I loved my Dad’s version of Courage, expressed to me against the back drop of a small family surviving the Great Depression years, “Courage is not just for the battlefield – Courage is often found in the person who gets up every day to do the chores, keep the family fed even when they personally feel like all hope is lost” –


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