Aristotle believed, and I think correctly, that courage is
the first of the human virtues, because it makes the others
Courage is the ability to exercise your free will and make
things happen in the face of setbacks and unforeseen
challenges, by selecting healthy role models and mentors and
taking daily actions that define who we are to become.
We are not what society and randomness have made us. We are
a nation of immigrants, most of whom arrived with nothing
more than hope and a willingness to do whatever it takes to
achieve our own dream. We are what we have chosen to be from
the depth of our very souls and being. We are self-made
based upon our beliefs.
No significant decisions — personal or business — have
ever been undertaken without the attendant feelings of
anxiety, uncertainty and guilt. The commitment to wade
through these inevitable crises is the meaning of courage.
To gain courage is to change your beliefs about what you
deserve and about what’s possible with patience and
Get out of your comfort zone and stretch your limitations
by Denis Waitley