Monday, 10 July 2006


I was reading an article just recently on the Steve Pavlina Personal Development website which struck a chord and I found very interesting. In the article he talks about courage and the article features the following quotes:

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

and my personal favourite:

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

The article discusses the nature of courage and how the amount of fear that you have about something is nothing to do with whether you are courageous or not, fear is necessary and courage can exist despite fear. A courageous person is just as afraid as everybody else, it’s just that they have decided that fear will not conquer them or control them.

Here is the full link to the article by Steve.

“It’s not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.” - Home Simpson

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