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Monday, August 1, 2011

Courage to Follow your Dreams

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others." ~Winston Churchill

Courage (also known as bravery) is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. "Physical courage" is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while "moral courage" is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.

I feel that Courage is the quality of both our mind and spirit that enables us to face those difficult, dangerous, painful times in our lives, in spite of fear... not neccesarily without it.  I also believe that to have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism... is the greatest character quality of all. 

"It is curious--curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." ~Mark Twain

 Reaching Your Dream Takes Courage

Courage is admitting that you're afraid and facing that fear directly. It's being strong enough to ask for help and humble enough to accept it.
Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others. It's following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself.
Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path. It's attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible.
Courage is keeping heart in the face of disappointment and looking at defeat not as an end but as a new beginning. It's believing that things will ultimately get better even as they get worse.
Courage is being responsible for your own actions and admitting your own mistakes without placing blame on others. It's relying not on others for your success, but on your own skills and efforts.
Courage is refusing to quit even when you're intimidated by impossibility. It's choosing a goal, sticking with it, and finding solutions to the problems.
Courage is thinking big, aiming high, and shooting far.
It's taking a dream and doing anything, risking everything, and stopping at nothing to make it a reality.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." ~Walt Disney 
 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9


  1. I love this as I am trying to gather the courage to step out and follow my dream. Courage is exactly what I need. Tweeting this!

  2. We all need courage sometime in life but to ignore doing anything about it is a shame.
    Talking about following your dream have just started my second poetry book.


  3. Courage is doing the right thing no matter how you feel!

  4. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Good advice to everyone!

  5. Courage is a matter of the heart. For me it is the follow through I have problems with. :)

    PS I'm back!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. PSS I Love the new header. Check mine out.

  7. You always give me so much to think about. Your posts are truly inspiring...

  8. You had courage to follow your dreams!

  9. Yes...I always need more courage to follow my dreams. Sometimes it seems to wane a bit!! Ha!


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