The coin of survival / Part 1

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Courage is learned and it’s learned by being well prepared. Not only being prepared, but knowing you are prepared. 

Buddha - Philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. 

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.

Coleman Young - American politician

Courage is one step ahead of fear.

Nelson Mandela - South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist

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.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 

Courage, after all, is being well prepared for something you didn't expect.

Maxime Lagacé - Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender

Be your own hero.

Zeus, Hercules  - Character in Disney's 1997 animated feature film, Hercules

A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the size of his heart.

Aristotle - Greek philosopher

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. 

John Andrew Holmes - American politician

No exercise is better for the human heart than reaching down and lifting another up.

Tim Sanders - Author

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

Samuel Smiles - Author and government reformer

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

Your life is not just about you. It’s also about contributing to others.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

Give out what you most want to come back.

Atul Gawande - American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher

Courage is strength in the face of knowledge of what is to be feared or hoped. Wisdom is prudent strength.

Alberto Villoldo - Cuban-born psychologist, medical anthropologist and author, writing primarily in the field of neo-shamanism

With the courage of the soul, we don’t focus only on self-preservation, security, or safety; in fact, such courage compels us to risk our comfort and safety, and sometimes even our lives, as we act according to our most deeply held values. This kind of valor comes from a higher source and is the necessary ingredient for us to create a different dream. 

Albert Ellis - American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

The emotionally mature individual should completely accept the fact that we live in a world of probability and chance, where there are not, nor probably ever will be, any absolute certainties, and should realize that it is not at all horrible, indeed—such a probabilistic, uncertain world.

Paulo Coelho - Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Jack Canfield - American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur

Keep in mind that part of growing up is dealing with difficult issues, and the benefits can be great if you have the courage to ask for help. Human beings are not designed to go through life alone. No one has to bear the burden of tough times all by themselves.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.

Daniel Goleman - Author and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences

Martin Luther King Jr. observed that those who failed to offer their aid asked themselves the question: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the Good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man what will happen to him?"

Steve Chandler - Author of 30 books that have been translated into over 25 languages. His personal success coaching, public speaking and business consulting have been used by CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies

All courageous people have fear. They just do things anyway.