Courage is often thought of as physical bravery, the ability to forge on through difficult or near impossible situations no matter what may lay in our path. While this is an essential type of courage to have, there is another type that effects our day-to-day lives and shapes our futures. Mark Twain described this courage best when he wrote, “courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
This year, Data Nerds will be our third “startup” venture, and the fear of failure is a constant battle. Chris Heivly reminds us in his book Build The Fort that, “Fear of failure is the mother of all fears.”, so in 2016, we have a goal to accept fear and face it with courage. Courage allows us to take risks, move forward with a daunting task, dream and achieve the impossible.
As an entrepreneur and opportunistic marketer my personal focus in 2016 will be to enter all new situations with courage.
- The courage to help others succeed.
- The courage to be believe the unbelievable.
- The courage to say, “no”.
- The courage to praise other’s for their accomplishments.
- The courage to stand up for your beliefs.
- The courage to ask for help.
- The courage to listen and learn from others.
- The courage to be present and attentive at all times.
- The courage to apologize.
So, my question to you is, will you replace fear with courage in 2016? We would love to hear what your biggest hurdles will be for this year, whether they are business related or personal. Please feel free to leave a comment below or if you’d like to get in touch with me directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to starting an encouraging conversation to get everyone’s new year headed in the right direction!