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I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
-- Victor Frankl
 

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

To have courage

Where does courage come from? It comes from purpose.

You cannot avoid the risks of life. What you can do is give yourself powerful enough reasons to endure and to mitigate those risks.

Do you seek to have courage? Then make sure you know why.

Go beyond merely speaking about what’s important to you. Live it, feel it, act it out every day.

Courage does not come from wanting to have courage for the sake of courage, or for the sake of appearances. Courage comes from the desire to create the best life you can envision for yourself and all those you care about.

Courage is what you have when you live beyond yourself, beyond the expediency of the moment. Fill your life with purpose, and you’ll imbue your actions with courage.

— Ralph Marston

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