“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”― William Faulkner
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”― Maya Angelou
The Psychology Perspective
We cannot reach new shores without taking that first step off of the dock. But fear oftentimes lingers in areas where opportunity is abound.
When we are afraid, our emotions move to a state of survival. This is the core drive we as living beings have to survive… Without the dog, the tail simply fails to exist. So it is a natural life drive to keep the organism alive. But life is not all ease. Sometimes we face very difficult hurdles. This is where courage and fear exist as opposite sides of the same emotional coin.
When fear emerges, courage diverges. Fear is meant to keep us alive. But sometimes, it is in the act of overcoming that true life happens. Let courage diverge you towards your natural life course. Life affords us boundless opportunities, oftentimes disguised as fear. Have you tapped into your core virtues today? Have you tapped into your Inner Courage?
Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.
©2019 by Dr. Thomas Maples
2 responses to “Inspiration: The Core Virtue of Courage”
Thanks Dr. T ! Merry Christmas, Day 7 ! Happy New Year !
Merry Christmas and a happy, joyous decade to come. Welcoming in 2020 with a three mile run, all while dreaming of the wonderful experiences to come. I look forward to seeing your work this year.