Cultivating Courage

Published by Francois Kok — 09-04-2017 11:09:55 AM

Are your fears holding you back from living the life you deserve? Do you wish you could show more courage in your day-to-day dealings with others?

If you had more courage, maybe you could ask for that raise you've been waiting for, feel more confident in closing that next sale, or even invite the girl of your dreams to go out on a date! The possibilities are endless!

But what is courage, really? Courage is the ability to continue moving forward even in the face of challenge, adversity, and fear.

Without fear, there could be no bravery. So being courageous is largely about managing fear as best you can and still taking the best action available to you.

Courage Is Like A Psychological Muscle.

YOU Simply Cannot Go Wrong

Have You Ever Done Something That
Totally Changed Your Life Forever?

Being brave is similar to lifting weights. The more you participate, the easier it becomes. Alternatively, the more you're willing to use and accept fear as an excuse not to move forward, the easier that path becomes. You get good at the things you practice regularly.

To cultivate courage:

  • Start out by making a list of the things that you're afraid to do but wish you weren't. These can be things like asking out the cute guy in the finance department, doing karaoke, starting your own business, or leaving a bad relationship.
  • Now put that list in order from least fearful to most fearful.
  • Begin at the top and work your way down.

These strategies will help you develop the courage to tackle your list and move on to even bigger things:

1. Decide that you're going to conquer your fears. The simple act of making a decision means you've cut yourself off from all other possibilities. So declare to yourself that you're going to tackle your fears one at a time.

2. Accept the fact that there will be some fear. Fear can frequently be decreased, but sometimes not completely eliminated. Remember that living courageously means dealing with some level of fear but going forward anyway.

3. Develop the idea that fear isn't a good excuse to avoid doing something. Unless you're going to fall off a cliff, being afraid is an ineffective way of choosing your course of action.

YOU Simply Cannot Go Wrong

Have You Ever Done Something That
Totally Changed Your Life Forever?

About Francois Kok


Who am I? Just a regular guy who likes to interact with others on lead generation, marketing, promoting and the fun side of the business. Looking to always improve my outlook on life and help others achieve the success that having a mindset for personal growth. As a master in the art of living, I draw no sharp distinctions between my work and play, my labour, my mind, my education and my recreation. Anyways just wanted to connect Currently, I am Living in South Africa on the western side of one of the major cities called Johannesburg in a town called Krugersdorp. "Seeker of Peace - Legend in His Own Time World Traveler, Casual Hero, Soldier of Fortune, Philosopher, Wars Fought, Tigers Tamed, Uprisings Quelled. - ALL ROUND GOOD GUY - "