Courage is when you to face
danger or pain whether you
are afraid or not.
To have courage is to be
It is the Ability to
Confront Fear, Pain, Risk,
Danger, Uncertainty or
Life has its struggles and
battles but it is how you live
life that counts.
“One is not necessarily born with courage,
but one is born with potential. Without
courage, we cannot practice any other
virtue with consistency. We cannot be kind,
true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
Courage is the mental
muscle that conquers fear.
Like all muscles, the more
you use them the stronger
Courage is not something you are born with, it must be
Individuals, who fail to develop courage, remain confined
in mental prisons and face each day as mental
“Success is not measured by what you
accomplish but by the opposition you have
encountered, and the courage with which
you have maintained the struggle against
Orison Swett Marden
Courage is a very important component
of growing up. It is required in the very
decisive moments of life and in day-today affairs.
Life exposes people to risks, setbacks
and challenges. Overcoming these
events demands that a person exercise
knowledge, reason and, most of all,
While the other cognitive resources are
essential, consciously developing
courage is crucial to personal success.
"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever
course you decide upon, there is always someone
to tell you that you are wrong. There are always
difficulties arising that tempt you to believe
your critics are right. To map out a course of
action and follow it to an end requires some of
the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace
has its victories, but it takes brave men and
women to win them."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When fears creep in, that is where your
courage has to be your guiding light and your
power. As a matter of fact, at times, when all
appears to be hopeless, you will only have
your courage to help drive you to the next
step on your journey to success.
Lack of courage gets in the way of success
for everyone, young and old, poor and rich,
sick and healthy.
Every single person can live more life and
experience greater things, if they will just
live with more courage.
"People do not know how much potential
actually they have. In facts if they live
out their lives with their true potential,
they can do wonders but it required
courage to self-reliance to meet most
problems, even a big crisis.“
Syed Imtiaz Hussain
The Origins of FEAR
The development of courage
begins with understanding the
psychological origins of fear.
The newborn child has only two
fears; the fear of falling and the
fear of loud noises.
All other fears that we
experience as adults are
learned as we are growing up,
primarily as the result of wellmeaning but destructive
criticism from our parents.
How FEAR Develop
When the curious child gets into
things and makes a mess, the
parent scolds and punishes the
child, eventually building up a
pattern of fear connected with
trying or getting into anything
new or different.
As adults, we experience this as
the fear of failure, the fear of
risking, of making a mistake, of
Who has Courage?
Anyone can have courage.
courage at work.
courage when they are
Imagine the courage it
takes to climb the highest
mountains in the world …
Imagine being the youngest
person to sail alone across the
Pacific Ocean and being by
yourself for 54 days.
To succeed you must approach
determination and courage.
How to Develop COURAGE
Courageous people are
courageous because they know
they can do it and are prepared
to do it, or they feel the fear and
do it anyway.
It is not a way of being, and it is
not about who you are; it is a
Develop Faith & Confidence
A large part of developing
courage is having faith in
yourself, faith in a higher power
and faith that things will work
This type of confidence comes
from maintaining a positive
attitude and visualizing a
A courageous mindset is the
product of faith, self-confidence
and positive thinking.
Know Your Strengths Instead of
Try to remind yourselves of the
things that you can do well.
Look at the bright side of your
life. There are definitely many
things in your favor, even when
you are going through the worst
period in your life.
Look around you and notice
what you do have, such as
education, etc. When was the
last time you looked at the
things that were going for you,
instead of, looking at all the
misfortunes in your life?
Start Working on SOLUTION
Now that you became brave
enough to tear down your
defenses and to look your
problems straight in the eye its
time to find a solution for these
The old saying that a “Winner
Never Quits and a Quitter Never
Wins" is very true.
Life with its multiple problems
can be rounds for victory for the
and hard working individuals.
The quality of mind enabling
one to face danger or
All Great Things begin with
a Single Uncertain STEP.
True Character does not
Develop in a World without
Challenge or Change.
You must Step Forward
Bravely in order to Grow.
Challenge YOUR Character.
Aristotle called courage the first virtue,
because it makes all of the other virtues
possible. In addition to being the most
important human virtue, it is the most
important business virtue, as well.