Courage/Being Brave

Courage is not the absence of fear. Courageous people do feel fear, but they are able to manage and overcome their fear so that it doesn’t stop them from taking action.

They often use the fear to ensure that they are not overly confident and that they take the appropriate actions.

How do they manage this? They have trained themselves to manage their emotional response to fear, so that they manage it rather than it managing them.

How is this done:

What is courage?

Courage is a highly prized virtue, and have spoken or written about it over the years. We probably all have an idea of what we mean by courage, or bravery as it is sometimes known.

“ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear- Nelson Mandela

Courageous people stand against things that threaten them or the things or people that they care about. They take action in a way that is consistent with their values. Sometimes, however, the action requires is not necessarily loud, but quiet and thoughtful.

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen” – Winston Churchill

The other view that is often taken of courage is that it requires the taking of genuine risks, but with thought.

Courage and being brave is not about blindly rushing in, but thinking about it and then doing it anyway if it is necessary.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” -T.S. Eliot

The Benefits of Courage

Acting courageously generally makes us feel good, because it involves mastering emotions.

The very fact that we celebrate courage so much tells us that it is Avery human activity. Courage, in a sense of acting in a way that responds to risk appropriately, not over-confidently or in a cowardly way, will also help us to accomplish good things.

Courage also helps us to act against those who threaten, or who act in a bad way. The Western world has traditionally revered bravery for itself; success is not necessary if courage is shown.

An Example Of Courage:

Courage means to face something with bravery. It’s to dash into a building on fire to save a youngster. The definition of brave is having courage a brave soldier is a soldier who goes into combat.

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