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How much courage do you need?

COURAGE. It's the antidote to FEAR.

I believe it's more powerful and more reliable than confidence.

Confidence is an EMOTION. Courage is an ACTION.

I have a private client who plays basketball. They are afraid to take a 3 point shot in a game.

I asked why: "Because I don't feel confident."

My response: "It's possible to lack confidence AND take a 3 point shot. You can choose to do something courageous even when your confidence is low."

And it begs the question: How much courage does an athlete need?

1 degree. And I'm not talking about college or university.

Author Sam Parker said this: "At 211°F water is hot. At 212°F, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. The one extra degree, that one small step, makes all the difference."

So I asked my basketball client if they could find 1 degree of courage and take a 3 point shot in their next game.

The next day I received this text: "I took 2 three point shots. 1 in the first half and 1 in the second."


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Join me for Virtual Mental Toughness Training. It starts March 5.

  • 3 workshops delivered via Zoom

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We could all use an extra degree of courage.


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