My second “c'” of success is COURAGE. The definition, as found in my almost ancient Webster’s Universal Unabridged Dictionary, which was a gift from my dad in the 1980’s, is as follows: “1. the attitude or response of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it; the quality of being fearless or brave; valor; pluck.”
No matter who you are, what you do or where you live, at some point in your life, you have been courageous. You may not even have recognized it, but I know it’s there. We all face circumstances or events that are “dangerous, difficult or painful.” And, somehow, we managed to get through them, didn’t we? We may not have done it easily. It may not have been accomplished gracefully. We may have done the could-a, would-a, should-a review, BUT — we got through it. That’s COURAGE!
If you desire to be successful, to make your dreams a reality, to grow a prosperous business and/or live the life you truly want, your courage — your “attitude or response of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it” will come in handy.
TODAY’S TIP: Identify a place or circumstance in your business or your life right now that is dangerous, scary, difficult or painful and is keeping you from growing a prosperous, successful business or living the life that you’ve been dreaming of and face it courageously. Have a plucky Wednesday!