Everyday Courage – How to Find It in an Instant

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

~ James Neil Hollingworth

Everyday Courage – How to Find It in an Instant

By Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch

Somewhere – right now – someone is thinking one of the following:

How am I going to meet this sales number?

I need to address this issue, but I have no idea how to bring it up.

I have to change some work habits, but it’s going to be difficult to start a new routine.

This project isn’t going to complete itself – where will I find the time to get it done?

Courage is our ability to face our fears, concerns and worries.  There are moments in each of our lives when we need a healthy dose of everyday courage to address a goal or overcome an issue. The next time you feel overwhelmed by unproductive emotions, try these tips to help you find the courage you need to take action:

  • Be honest with how you feel, especially when it is fear.  Courageous people certainly feel fear, but they aren’t paralyzed by it.
  • Hold yourself accountable to your feelings.  Don’t shrug off your concerns and live in denial.
  • Take action.  Small steps, over time, produce profound results.

We all need courage to lead the life that is consistent with our goals.

This article was provided courtesy of Lead Star – a premiere leadership development firm. You can learn more about leadership by visiting their website at www.leadstar.us

Coaching Call To Action

Where are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your work?  Take a minute to sit back in your chair, close your eyes and take a deep, cleansing breath.  Then, follow the steps above – acknowledge your feelings and identify 3 small steps you could take to move your project and yourself forward.