Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Have Courage

Inspirational Thought

I gave a speech at my Toastmasters club in late 2009 about what it means to have courage.  Lucky for me, it was recorded, albeit without the introduction and the first minute of it.  It’s below for your viewing. 

In case you want the highlights, these were my suggestions:

  • Avoid defining courage.  It can only be exemplified by your actions.  Any definition becomes too specific and uninspiring.
  • Don’t beat yourself up for any lack of courage in the past.  Take steps now that are meaningful and address what’s important to you.
  • Give your opinion to everyone, including your friends, family, members of groups you visit, and congressman.  The only way to incite conversation and practice democracy is to have an opinion and be unafraid to express it.

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