Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Courage is...

Following your conscience instead of "following the crowd".
Following your intuition when the facts are against it.
Refusing to take part in hurtful or disrespectful behaviors.
Sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of others.
The ability to act regardless of the feelings or potential consequences.
Taking complete responsibility for your actions...and your mistakes.
Following the rules - and insisting that others do the same.
Challenging the status quo in search of better ways.
Saying 'I am sorry' when you are at fault, 'I don't know' when you don't and 'I love you' despite the hurt, anger or fear.
Each day we speak the truth with integrity, own our responsibilities and reach out to another ... we are building courage muscle.

Courage Quotes
Winston Churchill:
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Theodore H. White:
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

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