Courage Is A Habit: Practice It Daily Until It Becomes The Norm
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Your lack of courage may cost you
Our brains are wired to:
However, researchers have found that bravery is a skill, and like all skills it can be learned, strengthened and mastered with repeated practice.
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Courage is like a muscle
The more we use it, the more courageous we become.
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It doesn’t work to say to yourself, “I have to stop being afraid.”
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