Courage can be demonstrated by standing up to the school bully or intervening to prevent someone you don’t know from being hurt. But more often than not, it’s the day-to-day moments of reaching down inside yourself to find the courage to stand alone that can be the toughest.
Dungy, Tony; Nathan Whitaker (2011-02-21). Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance (Kindle Locations 507-509). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Who am I when nobody is watching?
Am I someone I would want to get to know? Hang out with? Invite to parties? Invite to a hike or campout?
Do I like who I am? Or, would I rather anesthetize myself with T.V., video games, or alcohol rather than spend one moment alone with myself?
I think confidence, courage, character, and humility are the fruit of becoming someone you would admire, someone you’d want to spend an evening with.
I want to cultivate depth – depth of character, depth of experience, depth of thinking, depth of conversation, depth of interest in others.
And, then, I will unearth courage.
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