Courage helps us challenge what no longer works, fight for better ways, achieve more than we thought possible and overcome all the stress and unexpected land mines that are thrown in our paths.
How do you become more courageous? These four strengths amplify our courage. The more you use and develop them, the stronger they become.
How have you used each one to overcome challenges?
How could you use them more in 2017?
(These same questions are useful to use in team planning, as well.)
1. Perseverance: finishing what you start; persevering in a course of actions despite obstacles.
2. Bravery: Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty; speaking up for what’s right even if there is opposition; acting on convictions even if unpopular.
3. Vitality: approaching life with excitement and energy; not doing things halfway or halfheartedly; living life as an adventure; feeling alive and activated.
4. Integrity: speaking the truth but more broadly acting in a genuine and sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for your feelings and actions.