From fear to courage. Go beyond your limits and...

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

Courage: Go beyond your limits and…


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?


Please wait! Please wait …




Please wait! Please wait …


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

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

The personal comfort zone feels familiar and safe. But it is also limiting. 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. Therefore 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 you 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 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?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

When you submit this form, it will save the used name, email address, and content. Find out more in the privacy policy.

Just ask me personally


Please post any questions that may be of interest to other readers in the comments. Looking for professional help?

If you are interested in coaching, training or consulting, if you have organizational questions, or if you want to make an appointment, you can reach me best via this contact form (you can choose whether you want to enter your personal data) or via e-mail ( You can also reach me by phone at +49(0)30 864 213 68 or by cell phone at +49(0)1577 704 53 56 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00. Most of the time I am in meetings, so please leave a message with your phone number in Germany. Please remember to be very specific about the reason for your call. I will get back to you as soon as possible. The privacy policy can be found here.

Transparency is important. That is why you will find answers to frequently asked questions already here, for example about me (profile), the services, the fees and getting to know me. If you like what you see, I look forward to working with you.






I have read and accept the privacy policy.


In the address bar of your browser, the URL should begin with "". This indicates a secure connection (SSL). Whether you enter your real name is up to you.

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
Translation: ./.
German version:

error: Copyright