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Courage Is A Habit: Practice It Daily Until It Becomes The Norm

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2015/08/06/three-busy-proof-ways-to-becoming-braver-no-matter-how-timid-you-think-you-are/

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Courage Is A Habit: Practice It Daily Until It Becomes The Norm
Ever wish you were a little braver? Let's face it - most of us have ideas we're too nervous to share, opportunities we'd like to pursue and things we'd really love to say or change... if only we were more courageous or, better still, guaranteed a successful outcome.

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Your lack of courage may cost you

Our brains are wired to:

  • Discount the cost of inaction, 
  • Overestimate the probability of things going wrong and 
  • Underestimate ourselves.

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Three big obstacles

... that help people  get unstuck when building their bravery:

  1. Appreciating why stepping outside their comfort zone is so important to begin with (i.e. No c...

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Bravery habits

  • Speaking Up: Every act of courage is about laying something you value on the line for something you value even more. Speaking bravely takes no less.
  • Making Big Req...

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Courage is like a muscle

The more we use it, the more courageous we become.

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Thinking before speaking and acting

  • Make sure that you speak up when you have something important to say. 
  • Take advantage of your ability to observe other people, the environment you’re in and the energy flow in the room.
  • People will pay more attention to what you say when you do speak up.
  • You probably have the ability to study things better and faster, so when you do say something make sure that it’s an eye-opener.
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