#109 The Cycle of Courage


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What role does fear play in your everyday life? How can you use everyday courage to move toward your goals?

Since childhood, we’ve been told that the true definition of courage is one of self-sacrifice and colossal acts of heroism. But I’d like to offer an alternative definition of courage, exemplified in the most classic of Kansas stories, The Wizard of Oz.

Despite fear, Dorothy made a commitment to returning home to find her family. Along the way, she made connections to allies who support her to not only survive threats but to find the Emerald City. We bear witness to each character’s flaws and fears but also the process in which they transform their minds to be set free.

It is in the act of moving forward with fear that they display courage.

Today, I will discuss the definition of everyday courage and why it is crucial to our experience in the world today. Along with an orientation to the Cycle of Courage that I created to help anyone navigate change. The Cycle includes commitment, connection, cognition and change; I will describe how we can use this psychological framework to light our way to our own Emerald City.


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