Courage is an action word

Courage is an Action Word

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All through the month of September, we have looked at inspirational quotes on courage. We have considered what courage is and how it is expressed.

In our first post of the month, Courage to Conquer, we saw that courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. In our other posts, we saw that bravery and creativity are closely linked and discovered that while courage is important, it means nothing without purpose and direction. We also saw that courage is needed to take calculated risks and is required both to listen and to lead.

Courage is acting despite your fears

As we conclude our month long review of this subject, we would like to further clarify our definition of courage. This seems helpful as it can be confusing. Simply put, courage is not what you feel but what you do. For example, you may be scared to take certain calculated risks. However, if you do take those risks, that is courage.

Emma Donogue, the novelist said it best:

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. – Emma Donoghue

Look the World straight in the Eye

So we leave you with this thought today: Be courageous. Despite the emotions and fears you may have, don’t let the world push you down.

Our inspirational quote today is from Helen Keller. Despite the fact that she was born blind and deaf, she overcame to become an author, political activist and lecturer. She was truly courageous.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller

Your dreams can be achieved. Be inspired today to reach for them. In case you missed a couple of our posts this month, you can view them all in our September archive.

What do you think of courage? What courageous things have you done? Or have you given up on your dreams? What could you do to reach for them again? As always, please leave us a quote. We always love to hear from our readers.

Today’s Funny Quote

We leave you with a funny quote from Victor Hugo

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. – Victor Hugo

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Have a great weekend and see you in October for more inspiring quotes for life.

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