A person is only described as courageous after they’ve gone through an event that compels them to act in a courageous way. It’s about taking action regardless of your fears. Soldiers and heroes never refer to themselves as brave before they endure hardships. They’re just doing what they have to do in order to survive in that moment. Like I say in The 10X Rule:
“Courage is that quality of mind or spirit that compels people to face dangerous situations in spite of fear.”
Fear is something every person on this planet faces, but the way to defeat it is by attacking, dominating, and keeping your attention on the future. Once you more frequently do the things that scare you, they’ll continue to scare you less and less until you wonder why they scared you in the first place. Ultimately, that fear becomes the confidence you never knew you had.
Successful people carry themselves with two qualities: confidence and conviction. These are actually qualities that come to those who take action instead of thinking, waiting, and wondering. The next time you are confronted with a moment of fear, take action, be courageous, and you’ll find that success is yours only if you want to take it.