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How to Exercise Courage - Leading in Your Twenties Series

Fear prevents good people from stepping forward and doing the right thing.

When have you chickened out? We have all failed to exercise Courage at times of testing. Maybe you didn't speak up. Maybe you told someone what they wanted to hear instead of what they needed to hear. Maybe you did nothing because you didn't want to deal with the potential negative consequences.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of 12 blogs written directly to the Twenty-Somethings. This is about you and your future. As you read these blogs, please share them with other people who want ideas on how to lead now and how to develop the Twenty-Something Leaders of our future.

Courageous people weren't bitten by a radioactive spider that instilled them with Courage. They just have more practice facing their fears than other people do.

Courage is the Foundation to Your Character

Courage is perhaps the most important Habit of Character a leader must develop. Without Courage, you can't have Integrity. Why? Because if the only time you do the right thing is when you can't be hurt by it, that is not Integrity.