Posts Tagged Courageous People

Helping Your Child Build Courage That Will Increase Concentration

10/16/2009 9:01:00 AM

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Courage is confidence, and confidence separates individuals who are successful from those people who settled for less in life. Confidence comes with experience, and it’s something people acquire with skill and knowledge.

So what does all of this have to do with your child? How does courage relate to concentration?

Giving your children a skill-set in concentration and other vital skills will give them the confidence they need to reach success. It will give them the courage to withstand social pressure and be confident in their abilities. Low self-esteem can devastate a person and have a debilitating effect on their life and lead to depression that consumes the mind. The key is to develop your child’s confidence and courage to conquer any obstacle they may encounter EARLY in their life so they will be well equipped to handle any situation they may face as an adult.

When a person lacks courage, they will inevitably prevent themselves from reaching success. A lack of personal courage is marked by the propensity to vacillate when making decisions. This hesitation and “back-and-forth” nature distracts a person from concentrating on a task that will help them accomplish their goals. People who are hesitant when making decisions and lack a steady purpose generally lack courage, or confidence, to tackle the unknown or encounter obstacles. Bottom line: if your child becomes an adult with no courage, they run the risk of being plagued by financial, mental, and moral difficulties.

Courage encompasses so much more. For a child and a teenager (and even an adult), courage gives them the strength to not submit to other people’s opinions. Furthermore, a courageous person will be naturally attracted to other courageous people, giving a person a quality group of people to associate with and learn in their daily interactions. You want your impressionable child to have a quality “referent group” of friends so the outside influence is productive, as opposed to friends that can destroy your child.

The problem with other people’s opinions is that it can distract an individual from concentrating on their goals. Perhaps they make you feel silly or not qualified, and for many people, that’s enough to discourage them from a pursuit. A person with courage is not as approval-seeking as weaker individuals.

As a parent, you can empower your child with the skill-set to make them not only courageous in their social interactions and life decisions, but also improve their concentration so they won’t be distracted from their goals.

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Building Courage to Improve Your Personal Life

10/12/2009 11:59:00 PM

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When you build courage, you start to improve your personal life. Building courage will help you take risks to a brighter future that you ordinarily would not take. When you build courage, you put fear behind you. courage is the process of admitting that you have fears, yet you are willing to find a way to defeat those fears and not allow these fears to take control of you. It is ok to experience your fears at appropriate times. For instance, if a bus is heading in your path, swerving you have a right to fear. There is nothing wrong with healthy fear. The problem is you have to put healthy fear in its place and unhealthy fear out of your life.

Once you build courage, you will learn to self-direct you in life. You will learn to accept punishment and rewards gracefully. A courageous person will often feel motivated to accept blame and responsibility while reviewing their actions and using what they learn to move forward. Courageous people will step to the front, rather than stepping back when opportunities come their way. On the other hand, a courageous person will step back and take a view at his or her mistakes gracefully.

Sometimes the courageous person is spontaneous. It is never good to plan each day, because no one knows what the next day will bring in. Think about it. How many times have you planned something all to see it shatter in your face the next day. For instance, I plan to go to the ballgame tomorrow. Come tomorrow a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, wind storm, or rainstorm could change your mind. You planned, but did you plan for the weather. Did you make a backup plan in case your first plan failed. As you can see, planning is not always in your favor, which is why courageous people are sometimes spontaneous.

A person willing to improve their life will relax. This person will relax even when plans fail. For instance, if it stormed the next day the person will find something else to occupy his or her time and feel just as happy about joining this adventure.

To become successful and improve your life you will need to learn how to trust you. When you trust you, you can trust others as well. Unfortunately, we live in a world where trust is hard to find, yet when you trust you, you can’t blame others when things go wrong.

Improving your life includes using your creative and critical mind. When you can create new ideas, you are off to the road to success. You have many options in this world, it takes you to pull up resources to find those options.

Sometimes in life, we feel uncomfortable. In fact, this is common. Are you willing to accept your discomforts? Perhaps at an interview you feel misplaced. Are you willing to accept this discomfort and find a way to deliver a good speech to impress the interviewer. Alternatively, are you willing to allow negative energies cost you the job.

Do you accept? Do you accept the things you cannot change? Do you accept the things you have control over? Do you accept other people regardless of how these people act? Do you accept you for who you are? Do you accept the changes that life brings your way?

Acceptance is your key to happiness. When you can learn to accept the good with the bad, you can learn how to live happier and improve your personal life. If you cannot accept however, well, reread this article again.