(vs. Fearfulness)

Overcoming fear by saying and doing what is right

To practice Courage I will:

Courage is perhaps the most important character quality as it provides a foundation for the others. It takes courage to do the right thing. It is essential to the learning process. We need to let go of our comfort zones and reach out to experience new things whether it is long division or playing the guitar. Courage allows us to take those first faltering steps. Alfred Hitchcock admitted, "I turn my fears into movies." Like movies, we replay our fears over and over in our minds. Fear robs us of our happiness. Our fears can paralyze our potential and jeopardize our success. With boldness and courage, we can take the risks and be confident that the ultimate outcome will be for our best since our conscience is clear.

This month, what can you do to be more courageous?

"Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear ~ not the absence of fear." - Mark Twain


In My School

Robin's Reading List on Courage

Educator Bulletin on Courage

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.