COURAGE AND BRAVERY
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courageous people do feel fear,but they are able to manage and overcome their fear so that it doesn’t stop them taking action.
They often use the fear to ensure that they are not overly confident and that they take the appropriate actions.
How do they manage this ? They have trained themselves to manage their emotional response to fear, so that they manage it rather than managing them.
Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony,pain,danger, uncertainty or intimidation, physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship,even death or threat of death while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition like shame, scandal, discouragement or personal loss.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen ( Winston Churchill)
Only those who face risk and adversity with no fear are those who possibly found out how far one can go( Maryam Badejo)
The Benefits of Courage
Acting courageously generally makes us feel good, because it involves mastering emotions. The very fact that we celebrate courage so much tells us that it is a very human activity. Courage, in the sense of acting in a way that responds to risk appropriately, not over-confidently or in a cowardly way, will also help us to accomplish ‘good’ things.
Courage also helps us to act against those who threaten, or who act in a bad way.
ATTRIBUTES OF COURAGE AND BRAVERY
1. Feeling fear yet choosing to act.
2. following your heart.
3. Perserving in the face of adversity .
4. Standing up for what is right.
5. Expanding your horizons,letting go of the familiar.
6. Facing suffering with dignity or faith.
Questions to ask yourself to bring courage into play include:
What am I actually afraid of? Is it the right thing to be afraid of? Should I be this afraid of it – or rationally, should I be less or more afraid? What harm can this thing actually do to me or others? What are the things that could happen as a result of my actions and/or inactions? What is the worst that could happen has a result of my actions and/or inactions? What are the risks to me and to others?
There is no being who doesn’t get afraid when faced with adversity and all. The true courage is facing it all without fear
( Maryam Badejo)