Monday, January 31, 2011

20 Quotes on COURAGE in Business and in Life!

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Dear Why Annie Armen Readers,

Once you’ve had an opportunity to read through 20 quotes, take a moment to post your valued comments on any or all 3 questions toward the end.

May you find these purposeful quotes on COURAGE inspiring and empowering, adding productive value with revenues kick to your business!

1.  “COURAGE is being afraid but going on anyhow.”  ~Dan Rather

2. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a COURAGEous decision.”  ~Peter F. Drucker

3.  "If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.” ~Win Borden  (Note:  In other words, do you find yourself making decisions and/or taking actions by putting yourself through "Paralysis by Analysis"?)

4.  “There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to admit one's errors.  It not only clears up the air of guilt and defensiveness, but often helps solve the problem created by the error.”  ~Dale Carnegie

5.  “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.  The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions COURAGEously and honestly.”  ~Albert Einstein

6.  “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”  ~Helen Keller

7.  “I learned that COURAGE was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  ~Nelson Mandela

8.  "COURAGE is tiny pieces of fear all glued together."  ~Terri Guillemets

9.  “Without COURAGE, wisdom bears no fruit.” ~Baltasar Gracian

10. “COURAGE is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear!" ~Ambrose Redmoon

11. “COURAGE is grace under pressure.” ~Ernest Hemmingway

12. “Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of COURAGE and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.”  ~Bernard Baruch

13.  “You gain strength, COURAGE and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

14.  "COURAGE is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."  ~Arthur Koestler

15. “To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the COURAGE to be happy.”  ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

16. “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” ~Thomas Carlyle

17.  “Success means having the COURAGE, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”  ~George Sheehan

18.  “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of COURAGE -- to move in the opposite direction.”  ~ E. F. Schumacker

19.  "I'm not funny.  What I am is brave."  ~Lucille Ball

20. “The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, COURAGE.”  ~Thucydides

Questions for Why Annie Armen Readers:

1.  Is the success of your business due to taking risks and making decisions with COURAGE?  What is one highlight that comes to mind you would like to share?
2.  Do you believe COURAGE can be taught, learned, or is this a value one is born with?
3.  What does COURAGE mean to you, both professionally and personally?

Fire Away!  Looking forward to reading your comments!

~Annie Armen

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