People often think that failure is the opposite of success. Quite the contrary, failure is the COMPLEMENT to success. Failing is part of life. The problem is most people never learn the lesson from the failure. The key is to figure out what you did wrong, learn from it and then APPLY what you learned. That is how you make progress.
Taking action is everything. People often have good intentions but thinking about something is never going to bring about positive change. Action cannot be done without a desire to change. We must commit to change. The ability to change is one of the most powerful skills we can develop. Often, people are afraid to change, choose to stay in the comfort of their comfort zones. Courage is “not the absence of fear but doing it in spite of fear.” Do live with courage in an effort to help us take action and succeed in life, we must remember three things:
1) Courage begins with an inward battle – we must overcome ourselves & live outside our comfort zones – our greatest battle lies within each of us.
2) Courage is taking a stand for what is right, it deals with the principle of the matter, not merely perception.
3) Courage is about overcoming things so we can inspire others to do the same “when one man stands with courage, the spines of others stiffen around him.”
Fear & doubt will exist with or without courage but when we exhibit courage we put fear to sleep & we build confidence in our capabilities.
What one area of your life can you exhibit courage and take action today? I promise when you do, you won’t be disappointed…