Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.


Courage allows you to live life to the fullest. It allows us to be the best we can be.The Oxford English Dictionary defines courage as “the ability to disregard fear; bravery.” 

We all admire the person who has the courage to live his convictions. Why not be that person? Why not face the fear and eliminate the fear? Why not take the action required?

Courage combined with action makes our life all it can be. Being the best we can be is the way to live and enjoy life to the full. It is the way to learn and grow. It is the way to have fun. It is the way to be satisfied at the end of each day.

Courage to do also builds confidence. Once we do it, we build confidence and each successive time we do it our confidence grows. Soon what was feared has become a habit that we repeat at will. Then it is time to move on to a new challenge, to a new test of our courage.

It takes courage to admit a mistake. In so doing we gain the respect of others. In so doing we are acknowledging what others may well be thinking. We all make mistakes but not enough of us admit the mistake and move forward. Admit it, declare it, and then continue to be the best.  

A mistake is as good as the lesson it teaches. It’s ok to make a mistake as long as one doesn’t make the same one twice. Courage to take the first step, intelligence to take it wisely.

People will and do admire courage. People respect those who have the courage to do and enjoy being associated with them.  

We already have courage. We were born with courage. Now all we need to do is dust it off and use it. The more we use our courage the more it will grow. The more it grows the more others will notice and respect it. The more courage, the more we will accomplish, and the more satisfied we will be.

When is the best time to use our courage? Today!  Today we can do one thing with courage. Tomorrow we may well do it again. We can use our courage today to start that we want to start. Today is the day our courage can overcome our fear. It is as simple as taking action.  

We can think about something forever or we can act. Only in the acting, in the doing, are we going to see and feel the courage.  Start today. You will be glad you did.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”

Ambrose Redmoon

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