COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR,
BUT THE TRIUMPH OVER IT.
A blog post by: Alejandro Chabán
A few days ago, I had the pleasure to interview Rachel Hollis, # 1 NY Times Best Selling Author.
On the first try, I rejected this opportunity because I felt afraid to be doing an interview in English. I learned English several years ago, however, I still feel bad with my accent.
When I received the 2nd call, I asked myself. “You said to everyone, be courageous, take action, fight for your dreams,” and you’re not doing it. What? So, I said YES to the meeting.
The interview was amazing! When I arrived at my home, I started a Facebook LIVE with you guys to share my experience. You can watch it HERE.
During the live, I asked myself, why not sharing on my blog, 5 tips that we should keep in mind about courage? So, here you have them:
But first, let us understand that your courage is that desire to act divided by the fear you feel. Therefore, if you want to increase your courage, you must increase the desire to act and reduce fear.
- Understand that courage is in you. We all have the courage to do things, and we must be strong against our fears.
- Ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Is there a chance that something you expect will not happen? Then look for options to reduce those risks.
- Practice it every day. Courage is like a muscle that must be exercised. In the beginning, the body will hurt.
- Look up information. How to reduce uncertainty? Many times the fear is due to the lack of information.
- Congratulate yourself when you face a fear, You are a champion
Remember, courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.