From Fear to Courage

Motto of the day

Courage and Determination

The biggest mistake you can make in your life is to be always afraid of making a mistake.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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From Coco Chanel comes the sentence: “I have no regrets in life except what I have not done.”

If only… Even failure makes wiser. If the word IF were not, my father would be a millionaire. There are no rewards for intentions. Enough wisdom on the topic?

As familiar as the personal comfort zone may be, from time to time it is worthwhile to think outside the box and to break away from the usual path. Granted, this can lead to bruises, but sometimes the remorse is clearly unpleasant for a long time if we have omitted something important.

Very often a decision is not made. It is the fear that it could be a wrong decision.

Then the inner voice interferes: that will not work anyway. That’s one size too big for me. What if it’s the wrong decision? If it were that easy…

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom, said a philosopher. But if doubts last too long, they block any development.

Then rather make a thoughtful decision, roll up your sleeves and go to work. If it does not work out right away, setbacks equip us humans with new insights. Most of our decisions today are no longer life-threatening. However, the archaic area of the stem brain in our brains dates back to the time when a wrong decision resulted in our being eaten.



For which concern do you want courage and determination? What would you do if you got the guarantee that it will succeed? What does it deserve to be supported by you?


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This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: June 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 14, 2019
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