Edition#51: How To Treat Courage, Emotional Capacity, Risk Identification

Tips To Perform Better

1. The most fruitful way to treat courage is like you would a muscle. Continue to practice the act, and you’ll continue to reward yourself with improved performance.

2. Rather than dwell on what you’re currently experiencing, take a step back and look at your situation through fresh eyes. What aspects of your life are triggering your stress? Where do you feel a lack of control? What can you only control? These questions employ awareness and understanding—an essential part of improving your emotional capacity.

Some Words To Consider

1. When you imagine the worst and best outcome from performing the action that’s holding you back, you identify the risks involved. 

Through risk identification, you can weigh up whether taking action is really a risk in itself, or if the reward of action far outweighs not doing anything at all. 

2. Having people you can share your fears with becomes a valuable source in evolving your skills. When you’re faced with a worry and fear that you’re struggling to overcome, share it with an individual who understands. 

Talking something through with someone you trust provides an outlet for action. 

Quotes To Listen To

33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman on leading others:

“A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.”

Anonymous on important words:

“The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake.
The five most important words: You did a good job.
The four most important words: What is your opinion?
The three most important words: If you please.
The two most important words: Thank you.
The one least important word: I.”