The Power of COURAGE «Fortune100coach's Weblog Fortune100coach's Weblog The Power of COURAGE “Feel the Fear and do it anyways.” It doesn’t take any courage to walk through your apartment door. But it’s a different story when that same door is engulfed in flames. People quite often think of courage as the absence of fear. Let me say that again: courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act in the presence of fear. Why people often misunderstand courage is because people often misunderstand fear. But fear plays an important role in our lives by acting as a signal that we perceive a threat to our physical or psychological well-being. What makes fear a little tricky is that it doesn’t discriminate between different kinds of threats. Unfortunately, most of the fears we have in our lives are like the second kind: completely counterproductive. This is where courage enters the picture. In my case, the desire to be courageous arose when I was very young. So one small exercise I took on was to talk to people in elevators—even if just for a few minutes. i
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Greg Egan’s Home Page A Resource Guide for Indie Authors Conflict Strategies for Nice People Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy conflict about the issues. If you think you’re “taking one for the team” by not rocking the boat, you’re deluding yourself. Teams need conflict to function effectively. Still, I meet people every day who admit that they aren’t comfortable with conflict. Sure, pulling your punches might help you maintain your self-image as a nice person, but you do so at the cost of getting your alternative perspective on the table; at the cost of challenging faulty assumptions; and at the cost of highlighting hidden risks. To overcome these problems, we need a new definition of nice. The secret of having healthy conflict and maintaining your self-image as a nice person is all in the mindset and the delivery. 1. 2.
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