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The Laws of Charisma by Kurt W. MORTENSEN

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CHAPTER 13

COURAGE:STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

You have to risk losing the race to win it.

—LANCE ARMSTRONG

The Latin root of the word courage means heart, bravery, will, and spirit. You know when your find your purpose that you must have the courage to pursue it. Part of courage is following your heart, knowing you are on the right track, even though at times you might stray off the track and hit a tree. Overall, you know you’re heading in the right direction regardless of minor setbacks. I love what Aristotle said about courage: “Courage is the first human virtue because it makes all of the other virtues possible.” Most of the time we think of courage when there are threats or the possibility of physical harm. Facing an individual threat may take ...

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