12 Notable Quotes On Courage 0 35

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If you want to speak up, move on, or inspire… courage will be the greatest asset at your disposal.

Although I wish it was bestowed, it is not. To get it, you’ll have to face your greatest enemy: The safe voice within you. You know, the one that tells you “I’m ok here”, “why jinx it?”, “there’s a reason no one else has done it”.

Whatever endeavour you’ve set your mind to, may you find the courage it takes to see it through.

When you reach the crossroad with no signs, or the choice with no wise council, dare to dare. Loose sight of your own shore.

Yes, it’s as risky now as it was before but it is the only way humanity has ever met new frontiers. It is also the only way you will discover yours.

All the best my friend.

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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” –Maya Angelou

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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” –William Faulkner

03.

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” –Erica Jong

04.

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” –William G.T. Shedd

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anaïs Nin

06.

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

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“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” –C. JoyBell

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs

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“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” –Marilyn Monroe

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“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” –Lao Tzu

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“… ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” –George R. R. Martin

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On Fear: The Emperor Has No Clothes 0 29

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If you don’t know this powerful story yet, take a seat.

There was once an emperor who commissioned a new suit from 2 swindlers who posed as weavers. They ordered the best silk available, which they hid every night instead of using it for weaving.

To cover up their theft, they spread a fascinating rumour about this new suit: That is was so unique that only those who were worthy of their rank could see it.

If you couldn’t see it, you were unworthy, an imposter, a disgrace.

“What a splendid work of art!” The ministers marvelled as they inspected the evolution of the weaving. Truth is, they couldn’t see a thing, but none of them was ready to be called an fool.

“Oh my, this is amazing!” Exclaimed the emperor, as he saw it in his turn. Not once was there anything to see during the weaving, but the fear of disgrace got every one in and around the city to join into the lie.

On procession day, the emperor removed his clothes, stepped into his marvellous new attire and majestically paraded around town.

“But he’s got no clothes”, a child said. “He has no clothes”, the next person thought. Before you knew it, everyone came to their senses and shouted what had been apparent all this time: that the emperor has no clothes.

Yet. Convinced that only fools would think such a thing, the emperor continued his procession, smile on his face, along with his ministers holding a train made of thin air.

 

How Does This Story Relate To Fear?

1. Fear Is The Invisible Suit. To embrace it is to see something that doesn’t exist.

Just like the suit only existed in people’s mind, fear is an idea: That things will go wrong, that the uncharted territory is rigged with ambush and that the unattempted is so for a reason.

If you convince yourself to see it, you surely will.

The emperor ignored the voice in him suggesting that there wasn’t any cloth and had the opposite of what he expected. In attempting to avoid ridicule, he met ridicule.

In attempting to avoid failure, fear could lead you right to it. How?

  • You cannot eternally push back a launch date,
  • avoid an apology,
  • or avoid an assignment,

Without consequence. When fear knocks, do that thing right away.

 

2. Fear Begets Fear, just like the lie about the suit spread itself.

If you convince yourself that anything about a goal at hand is to be feared, it will become easier to accept the fear of everything else associated to it.

It is debilitating. It doesn’t make you more tactful.

If you need life in your best shot, do not launch it from a position of fear. Launch it from a place that says “I can make it because I said so.”

 

3. Courage Begets Courage, just like the truth about the invisible suit spread itself.

I could as well have said courage is the gateway drug to itself. It only takes one act of courage in the opposite direction of your worries to make you do more. Doesn’t matter how small, what matters is that your brain registers the idea that you are the kind of person who successfully faces challenges.

The rest will catch fire from there.

 

Rock on!

-Pat.

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The First Strokes On Your Canvas 0 32

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There’s nothing expected about the first strokes on a canvas.

At first they seem not to make sense. A random line, a circle here, a dot there. But as the artist moves on, it becomes evident how indispensable they were.

The same goes for the first lines on a tapestry. They rarely bear all the colours, but without them, the finishing touches which attract the beholder’s eye would not be.

However shapeless the first steps in following your dream seem to be, remember that they’re just the base lines of your tapestry. Beauty and acclaim will eventually come, but without the steps you’re on right now, they’ll have nothing to be built upon.

Can I invite you to keep going?

I’m waving your flag.

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