Time for another sneak peek into my new book: 128 Tips to Make You a More Effective Leader. And the best part is, sixty seconds a day is all it takes to make changes that matter!
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Tip #45: Finding Your Courage
During times of challenge and stress, we often look to great leaders to model for us how to rise above the challenges. But I recently found this quote…which reminds us that sometimes we can best meet challenges in this way:
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”-Mary Anne Radmacher
Find your courage and try again tomorrow.
I don't know about you, but that came in just under 17 seconds on my end!
I often wonder how many people give up on their goals just before they would have achieved them.
Why do we stop?
What extinguishes that gentle little voice nudging us to try again?
Laugh if you must, but that little voice is hope.
Hope is what courage feeds on.
And as awkward as it may be for you to hear this…hope isn’t cultivated in the brain.
It is cultivated in the heart.
I know for all of us that work with balance sheets and P&L’s that calculating what it would take to reach the opposite end of the universe can sometimes feel more realistic than making the 18 inch journey from our heads to our hearts.
I’m not saying it’s easy; I’m simply here to be the bearer of bad news:
It’s the only way.
What courageous step must you take today that will create hope and inspire you to keep moving towards your goals?
Don’t look now…but a mysterious link has appeared below.
Go on…find the courage to click on it…