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Develop the Habits of Courage and Self-Confidence

IN 3,300 STUDIES of leadership, reviewed by historian James McPherson, going back to 600 BC, the two most common qualities of leaders identified were vision and courage. First of all, have a clear vision or goal of your desired future, and second, have the courage to do whatever is necessary to achieve that goal or to realize that vision.

Winston Churchill said, “Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.”

The development of courage and self-confidence is absolutely essential for success, because it is the fear of failure that holds back most people. In the Forbes 400 listing of the richest people in America in 2015, the self-made billionaires ...

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