Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June Word of the Month: COURAGE

COURAGE is the quality of mind that enables one to face danger with self-possession, confidence, and resolution. This definition tells us four things. 1. First, courage is not a trait born to us. It is something that we acquire. 2. Courage is not something we have to go through physical struggle to obtain. It is acquired simply by making a decision in your mind. 3. Courage is not a one time event. It requires that you be resolved. Or in other words that you stand firm on that decision on a daily basis. 4. Having the confidence to make and stand by a decision on a daily basis comes from having a certain quality of mind. Quality means an essential, excellent character. Having character means you have a moral and ethical strength. So it would be essential for a quality mind to have an excellent or strong moral and ethical code that it used to make decisions. That code is what gives you the confidence to make a decision and stand by it, even in the face of danger! So let me ask you..Do you have the COURAGE to pursue your dreams? Do you have the character to make the hard decisions when that candy bar says. "Come on you have been good all day. One bite won't hurt." Have you got the confidence to stand by a decision day after day when that alarm goes off at 5 a.m.? Or will you hit the snooze button? Will you shrug off the comments like, "It may be a good business plan but it won't work for you."? Or is your resolve as stiff as tissue paper? COURAGE is knowing that you have already won! COURAGE charges into the lion's den on faith!

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