In life, there’s no guarantee. You can only see enough to take the next step.
That you don’t have to see the outcome before you act, is courage.
Here’s how Goethe renders it:
“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of succeess.”
Failures Is Part Of The Success Equation Of Life.
Without failing at some worthwhile goal or pursuit, so many of us would need no courage. But life is so designed that the success of today, only sustains you long enough to have another one tomorrow.
So that you succeed today doesn’t mean you are a success tomorrow; succeeess comes at the cost of daily doing the work of fighting the resistance of life.
And in your fight, you will encounter failures_alot of them.
Failing can lead you to throw in the towel. But you can do better than that_ you can persevere. You can put in your best even when there’s no guarantee that you will succeed.
That’s what courage is. And it makes the best of men.
If you only live when life is good and you are sure of success, then you don’t know what the power and magic of courage.
You Stand Out With Courage
The road to succeeess is always under construction. Your path is peculiar. What took them there may not take you there.
In the Letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to his son’s teacher, be said:
Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him to have father in himself, because he will always have sublime faith in mankind,in God.
You will stand out when you take your path in life. When you begin to take steps different from what everyone may think is wrong or unacceptable.
If you do what everyone does, you will blend in. But if you have the courage to be true to your truth,is then you will stand out.