There are times in our professional and personal lives where we know what we need to do; we just need to courage to do it.
One of our coaches on our team shared this one straightforward but powerful idea. It is probably one of the most practical principles that I have heard in years.
You don’t need a lot of courage; you just need it for 10 seconds.
– Asking for a more exciting project
– Starting to look for a new role
– Asking for a raise
– Creating a new resume
– Challenging an underperforming employee
– Becoming a better leader
– Applying for an MBA program
– Finding a career that is a better fit for you
– Asking for clarification on an important project
– Bringing a challenging issue to your boss
– Letting an employee go
– Resigning from your company
– Dealing with a personal change in your life
The etymology of the word courage is rooted from the Latin Cor. meaning heart or inner strength. The strength required to get to the “heart of the matter”…well that’s about your ability to use your courage to get to the “heart” of the matter.
It just takes 10 seconds of courage to get to the truth that will set you free. I have seen this over and over again. As you start the conversation, you find all of the fear, emotion starts to lift, and you start to ask for what you need, want and deserve.
“Courage is the first virtue that makes all other virtues possible,” Aristotle
I know it’s not easy to have hard conversations and there are consequences. We have all experienced both the clarification, relief, and new beginnings that come from our ability to move forward in your lives.
You are just 10 seconds away.
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Along the road with you!
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