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Three Tricky Ways to Cultivate Courage

greatergood.berkeley.edu

It doesn’t work to say to yourself, “I have to stop being afraid.”

  1. If you notice yourself having a thought that undermines your attempts at bravery, simply label it as such: “Oh, there’s a fearful thought.” 
  2. Actively fill your mind with courageous...

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Consider that your fear isn’t legitimate

Legitimate fear tends to make us want to get the heck out of whatever situation we are in.

Not-helpful fear makes us hesitate rather than bolt.

We are afraid of looking stupid, and so we don’t ask a burning question. We fear failing, and so we don’t even try.&...

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The "If X, Then Y” plan

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