Courage – the other side of the coin

“It takes a lot of courage to stand up and speak”. True! However, do we ever try to estimate what it takes to sit down and listen to that speech? I would say, the same amount (or more?)!

Courage – it’s in many forms and shapes. Daring and dashing is not all of it. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

George Adams explains it better: Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement. Or, in Alice MacKenzie Swaim’s words: Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go, it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow!


4 Replies to “Courage – the other side of the coin”

  1. Of course, yes. And, very true. Courage to face failure is on the ‘main side’ of courage (which is often correctly perceived as courage)


  2. To me, the biggest form of courage is the courage to face failure. In my management class, the professor once asked to record the worst fear and most of them wrote – fear of failure.

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