Formula for Courage



“To speak or act in such a manner as virtually bind oneself to a certain line of conduct” (Webster dictionary definition)

In simpler words it means

"To agree to do something you said you would do.  A promise to yourself or someone else that you can be counted on to follow through on your promise of action."



Fear & Doubt

Have you ever allowed your fears and personal doubts to get in the way of you achieving what you wanted to achieve.

These are the things that really TEST US as to whether we were actually committed in the first place to our promised action or goal.

And at the same time experiencing these fears and doubts are an important part of the journey.


There are generally considered 6 great fears:

  1. The fear of being hurt physically
  2. The fear of feeling uncomfortable
  3. The fear of failing or making a mistake
  4. The fear of being disappointed of by other people
  5. The fear of being embarrassed
  6. The fear of being rejected

And Typically 6 doubts that affects us:

  1. I’m not smart or good enough, what would I know?
  2. Who would listen to me?
  3. Where would I start?
  4. This is getting too hard.
  5. I Better stick to what I know
  6. What difference could I possibly make?

Any or all of the above may slow or stop our committed progress of doing what we said we would do.

The key - can we feel the fear and do it anyway?



Mark Twain

So here is our typical scenario:

  • We show commitment to whatever it is we feel strongly about
  • Then as we take the steps to achieving what we want, certain fears and doubts kick in, which questions our original commitment

Some suggested strategies:


2.  Get a team to support you in your actions, share your excitement & commitment & inspire your team….. Then watch the AMAZING results.

"Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do, But to hold it together when everyone around you would understand if you fell apart.. that’s the true strength and courage."

"feel the fear and doubt and do it anyway – do the hard yards."



Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Begin it now !