Act as if it were impossible to
The Foremost of the Values
Winston Churchill once said,
is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for
upon it all others depend.
The systematic development of the
deep down quality of unflinching courage is one of the
requirements for leaders
in any field. Fear, or the lack of courage is
more responsible for failure in
management, and in life, than any other factor. It is always
fear that causes people to hold back, to sell themselves short,
to settle for far less than they are capable of!
Courage is rightly
esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which
guarantees all others.
Eliminate Fear and Doubt
I firmly believe that you can do,
have or be far more than you now know if only you could
eliminate the fear, doubts and misgivings that consciously and
unconsciously interfere with your realizing your full potential.
Unlearn Your Fears
there is anything
positive about fear, it is that all fears are
learned, that no one is born with fears, and that having been
learned, they can be unlearned. If you want to understand the role
of fear in shaping the course of your life, just ask yourself, if
you had a magic wand that would absolutely guarantee you
in any one thing you attempted, what goal would you
set for yourself.
The Great Question
What one great thing would you
dare to dream if you knew you could not fail? If you had no
fears at all with regard to money or the criticism of others,
what would you
do differently? Most people can think of all kinds of
changes they would, or could, make in their lives if they had no
fears to hold them back.
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 well-meaning but destructive criticism from our
How Fears 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
As adults, we
experience this as the fear of failure, the fear of risking, of
making a mistake, of losing.
If you want to see the
brave, look to those who can return
love for hatred.
If you wan to see heroic, look to those who can