NasebyCourage requires leadership from the one who possesses it, for it requires one to act alone. The courageous can often be seen as rebellious, stubborn. To stand courageously on an issue there needs to be a clear understanding of self and the values and principles that self holds true, it requires vision. The courageous have predetermined to accept the consequences of their action. To speak or to remain silent both may require courage but wisdom will determine which course of action is best.

The courageous acts of ordinary people are inspirational. Courage should not be confused with recklessness, courage takes thought and pre-planning, even courage under fire or in an emergency has required the character building of the individual before the event. The process begins with the ability to way up the circumstances, assess risk, and determine action, then to make a decision quickly and to act quickly as appropriate. This thinking takes training and preparation.

Courage is not the absence of fear but the mastery over it.

Courage:- show it, practice it, lead it, live it, give it to others.

Be an encourager of others and your own courage will increase.

Paul S Allen

Taieri River

About Paul S Allen

Kiwi singer-songwriter based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Musician (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Keyboard); Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Email me:

Posted on 15/10/2010, in Faith and Personal Development, General, Leadership, Think, Vision and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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