Courage is a Learned Trait


What's comforting to learn is that courage isn't a hard-wired trait. As a child, was always afraid of public speaking. became a famous public speaker, radio and television journalist, and even a legal assistant. was taught how to manage the fear of speaking in public and eventually turn it into an acutely honed, refined skill. But what if you don't have the guts to put your fear to work against you, in the way that you wanted it to?


Have you ever been in a situation that caused you a hard time getting up on stage? What about being fearful at the prospect of a job interview, or a presentation in front of your colleagues? Do you wonder whether you have what it takes?

Fear of speaking in front of the people that matter is one of the most common fear problems faced by people of all backgrounds. It manifests in many ways. Fear of speaking in front of a large crowd, fear of appearing foolish or self-conscious, or fear of losing control are just a few examples. It can strike at any time.

Fear of speaking in front of a large crowd, or fear of appearing foolish or self-conscious, are just a few examples. It can strike at any time. It may seem irrational to you. But the fact is that there are people that can do things differently.

But when I say this I always ask the same question. Why? If you aren't willing to try out new things, why are you willing to try things that worked before? If you are afraid to make a mistake, then why are you willing to make the mistake and learn from it?

For instance, a good example of this would be to run a mile for your first marathon. I know it seems like a big task at first.

You may feel like running a mile backwards is going to take away from your goal, but if you keep your eyes open, it will seem like a small price to pay. Even better than going back on what you already started on. By changing something and not doing something the first time around, you will be moving forward with confidence, a trait of courage!

When it comes to fear, however, you may find yourself in the situation of trying to do something that you know will not work. This is where the concept of courage comes into play. The concept of courage is a learned trait.

There are a number of exercises and techniques that can help you develop the courage to face fear and to conquer it. These techniques will help you gain the self-confidence that you need in order to overcome the fears that are holding you back.

A great method for developing the courage to overcome fear is by taking a course or seminar on the subject of fear. In these seminars, you will learn methods to overcome your fears that have been proven to work, as well as other methods of overcoming the same fears that don't work.

Some of the methods used by instructors of seminars include yoga, deep breathing exercises, meditation, and hypnosis. Other techniques that are effective include meditation and visualization. These techniques help you to break through your mental blocks and get rid of the emotional baggage that keeps you stuck in the situation that causes your fear. They teach you how to put you mind at ease.


You will have to practice this method over again, but if you follow it consistently, then your fear will diminish. The more you practice, the easier it becomes to deal with your fear. You will feel confident, empowered, and eventually successful! Eventually, you will be able to speak confidently in front of others.


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I've always believed that fear ALWAYS accompanies change. The challenge is to discern whether that fear is simply a response to change or if there are valid concerns.

If there are valid concerns, I look to see if benefits>costs, if so... I do my best to press through the fear. If not, I listen to the fear and go with a contingency plan.

By the same token, there is no change, no growth, no accomplishment without fear.

The methods you mention all help with creating comfort, balance, and contribute to properly discerning what is going on. My favorites are meditation and induced meditations utilizing a specialized light I acquired along my adventure.

Upvoted. Thanks for sharing your insights today.

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