In a recently published video, Brian Tracy spoke about an important aspect of courage that you must learn to develop in order to become unstoppable. He called this courage courageous patience; and Brian stated that this is the courage to endure and persist in the face of criticism, uncertainty,doubt,and of course temporary failures. It is the willingness and ability to stay the course in the face of setbacks in any area.
In his experience, there’s a critical time period between the launching of a new ventureand the results that come from that venture.During this waiting period, many people lose their nerve.They cannot stand the suspense of not knowing, of possible failure. They break and run in battle, they quake and quit in business. But the true leader is the person who can stand firm, who refuses to consider the possibility of failure. The turning points of many key moments in human history have been the resolution, or lack thereof, of one person. Courageous patience is the acid test of leadership.
Lead by Example
To encourage others, to instill confidence in them, to help them to perform at their best requires first of all that you lead by example.The second thing you can do to help alleviate the fears of failure and rejection in others is to encourage them to take calculated risks and allow honest mistakes.
Build People Up
Give the people who look up to you regular praise and approval. Celebrate good tries as well as success, large and small. Create a psychological climate where people feel safe from disapproval, blame or criticism of any kind. Then do things that make people feel great about themselves.
Build Up Your Courage
Courage comes from acting courageously on a day-to-day basis. Your personal development goal in this area should be to practice the behaviors of a totally fearless person until you become, in your own mind, unstoppable!