|Level Your Life - [The Level of Courage][4.30]|
Courage describes those who are willing to take calculated risks and have frequent encounters with danger. Such behavior makes us inwardly strong, instilling a profound awareness of life filled with new meaning and richness. Risk taking requires courages, which comes from the French word coeur :heart. This kind of heart requires innate strength; it can not rely on blind pride, simply daring to take a leap.
We certainly encourage taking calculated risks that have the potential to lead to significant breakthroughts in yourlife. Emphasize being on "calculated" (not stupid).
"First you jump off the cliff and you build your wings on the way down and fly."
Like the warrior, however, you must develop a high tolerance for failure when you jump, understanding that all setbacks are ways to learn how to enhance performance. Failure is your essential and inevitable teacher. For every step back, you go forward two.
Courage demands that you be fearless.You must learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable if you are to experience the extraordinary.
Andre Gidé "you cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
In Chinese, the word for courage also implies daring to go beyond one´s limits. Dare to lose by trying because not trying is the more painfull loss.
Declaration: I am courageous,risk-taking warrior who possesses a high tolerance for setbacks. Risks are the dues I pay for breakthroughs.
Reflection: What risks could I take that would imrprove my performance ? My life ? What is the worst-case scenario if I take the risk and it doesn`t work out ?
[paraphrased and inspired by Spirit of the Dancing Warrior]