As we demonstrate courage, our hearts will be tested continually. We need to stay the course as we grow to reach our greatest potential.
Our Courage Will Be Tested:
1.As we seek a truth that may be painful.
2.When change is needed but inactivity is more comfortable.
3.When our convictions, once expressed, are challenged.
4.When learning and growing will display our weakness.
5.When we take the high road even as others treat us badly.
6.When being “out front” makes us an easy target.
7.Whenever we face obstacles to our progress.
Where Can We Find Courage:
1.Look for courage on the inside, not the outside, of ourselves.
2.Grow in courage by doing the right thing, not the easy thing.
3.Take smaller steps of courage to prepare for greater ones.
4.Recognize that a leadership position won’t bring courage instantly.
5.Watch our horizons expand with each courageous act.
Courageous Leadership Simply Means We’ve Developed:
1.Convictions that are stronger than fears.
2.Vision that is clearer than doubts.
3.Spiritual sensitivity that is louder than popular opinion.
4.Self-esteem that is deeper than self-protection.
5.Appreciation for discipline that is greater than my desire for leisure.
6.Dissatisfaction that is more forceful than the status quo.
7.Poise that is more unshakable than panic.
8.Risk-taking that is stronger than comfort zones.
9.Right actions that are more robust than rationalization.
10.A desire to see potential reached more than to people please.
We don’t have to be great to become courageous. We just need to be willing to trade what seems good in the moment for what’s best for reaching our potential.
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John Maxwell, “Success Is A Choice”