The Core Virtue of Courage.

Inspirational Quotes

“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”

    • Dr. Thomas Maples – Stockton, California – Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal problems, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."
      Dr. Thomas Maples says:

      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.


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