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Bravery Over Courage for the Greatest Leadership Role

Bravery Over Courage for the Greatest Leadership Role

March 1, 2022

It’s the most significant leadership role God will ever give you. Once you address and overcome, no other situation will ever be that daunting. To overcome, you decide to choose bravery over courage. There’s always a fear of trying something new. The core problem is performance anxiety. We fear what others – our audience – may think of us.

Courage says there is fear, but I’ll perform despite this fear. Bravery, however, thinks I’ll move forward without fear. This tremendous confidence dictates the excellent quality and outcome of your work. And when you’re performing your most significant leadership role ever, you’ll quickly move from courage to bravery. Because what the audience thinks doesn’t matter—the audience is dependent on you.

And what is this greatest leadership role?

It’s raising a family.

The assignment is made by nature… and in this situation, you know you must perform because a helpless being – your audience – is relying on you to accomplish your part of the mission of caring for them.

For you, as this child’s parent, you chose bravery (instead of courage) when given this assignment by nature. Is your child about to drown? Even though you never learned to swim, you will jump in the water to save your child. Did your child walk in front of a moving car? You will dash in front of the car and hurl your child to safety without hesitation. Why? Because there’s NO fear in bravery. Bravery says it shall be done.  And in both instances… YOU DID IT!

Now using My S-T-O-I-C STORYTELLING method:

(S) How do I lead on a subject I don’t know much about.
(T) “Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” Marcus Aurelius
“He (God) gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Book of Isaiah
(O) I gathered resources and researched information on the subject.
(I) Challenges make you grow stronger, and confidence dictates the outcome and quality of your work.
(C) This approach improved my self-confidence in approaching an unfamiliar situation.

Stoicess’ Secret:
When facing the unknown, choose bravery as you lead.

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