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Brave: 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life

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Live every day with greater clarity, confidence and courage.

Brave is a handbook for being more courageous. Written for busy people on the go, its short, focused chapters provide practical tools and empowering perspectives to help you build your 'courage muscles' in your work, relationships and life.

Drawing on her background in business, psychology and coaching, author Margie Warrell will guide you in moving past the fears, doubts and beliefs that keep you from making the changes, and taking the chances, you need to enjoy the fulfillment and success you desire.

Courage is a habit. Practicing it daily, even in quiet small ways, unlocks new possibilities, creates new opportunities, grows your influence and enables you to meet your challenges with more resilience and self-assurance. So whether you're stuck in a rut, struggling in a relationship, overwhelmed by your daily juggling act or uninspired about your future, Brave will provide you with a regular dose of positive and practical inspiration to:

  • Clarify what 'success' truly means to you, and be more purposeful in your daily efforts to achieve it

  • Speak up with greater confidence, and be more assertive in dealing with difficult people, getting what you want and changing what you don't

  • Define the person and leader you aspire to be, become more resilient under pressure, decisive in uncertainty and adaptable to change

  • Scrap the excuses (your age, education, gender, busyness or children) that sabotage your future actions

  • Dare more boldly, passionately pursuing the goals that inspire you most, no matter how daunting

  • Courage begets courage. You build it every time you choose to leave the safety of your comfort zone for the sake of something more important. Day by day, brave action by brave action, you can Brave within you to create a life rich in all that you seek. If you want to live your life more powerfully and purposefully, this book will become your trusted companion.

    Table of Contents

    1. About the Author
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. Introduction
      1. PLAYING SAFE AND AVOIDING RISK doesn't MAKE US MORE SECURE, IT MAKES US less SO.
      2. COURAGE ISN'T ABOUT fearlessness. IT'S TAKING ACTION EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE SCARED.
      3. THE MORE OFTEN YOU act BRAVELY, THE MORE YOU GROW YOUR ‘MUSCLES FOR LIFE'.
      4. EVERY WORTHWHILE ENDEAVOUR REQUIRES MAKING YOURSELF vulnerable.
      5. TO THRIVE IN OUR CULTURE OF FEAR WE MUST NOT LET IT SET UP residence IN OUR LIVES.
      6. COURAGE IS A habit AND LIKE ALL HABITS, IT CAN BE LEARNED.
      7. GROWTH AND COMFORT never RIDE THE SAME HORSE.
    4. Part I: Live Purposefully
      1. Chapter 1: Decide what you stand for
        1. WHEN YOU'RE unclear ABOUT WHAT YOU STAND FOR, YOU CAN FALL EASILY ONTO THE PATH OF CAUTIOUS, COMFORTABLE MEDIOCRITY.
        2. KNOWING WHAT YOU STAND FOR IS THE FOUNDATION STONE UPON WHICH bravery IS BUILT.
      2. Chapter 2: Interrogate your reality
        1. THE STORIES YOU TELL YOURSELF EITHER EXPAND OR SHRINK WHAT'S possible FOR YOU. REWRITE THOSE THAT CONFINE YOUR FUTURE.
        2. WHATEVER YOU TELL YOURSELF IS true, YOUR BRAIN AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO WORK TO PROVE YOURSELF right.
        3. BECAUSE YOU'RE HARDWIRED TO defend YOUR VIEW OF REALITY, YOU MUST CONTINUALLY QUESTION IT.
        4. UNCHALLENGED PERCEPTIONS ARE RARELY REALITY, BUT THEY HOLD THE power TO SHAPE IT.
        5. THE map IS NOT THE TERRITORY.
      3. Chapter 3: Face your fear to rise above it
        1. NOTHING CAN ROB OUR freedom MORE QUICKLY THAN FEAR.
        2. MOST PEOPLE SUFFER FAR MORE FROM THEIR imagination THAN THEY EVER DO FROM THEIR REALITY.
        3. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU think YOU FEAR, IT'S WHAT YOU link TO FEAR.
        4. WHEN YOU acknowledge YOUR FEARS, YOU dilute THEIR STRENGTH.
        5. WHEN YOU TAKE ACTION DESPITE YOUR FEAR YOU DIMINISH ITS POWER AND amplify YOUR OWN.
      4. Chapter 4: Value your own opinion above all others
        1. IF YOU DON'T APPROVE OF YOURSELF, NO AMOUNT OF praise WILL EVER BE ENOUGH.
        2. THOSE WHO judge HARSHLY DO SO FROM THEIR OWN FEAR OF INADEQUACY.
        3. YOU'D CARE less ABOUT WHAT ‘EVERYBODY' THINKS OF YOU IF YOU KNEW HOW SELDOM THEY DO.
        4. YOU RELINQUISH YOUR POWER TO PEOPLE EVERY TIME YOU LET THEIR OPINIONS DICTATE your ACTIONS.
      5. Chapter 5: Trust your intuition
        1. FEAR CAN CLOUD YOUR ability TO DISCERN REAL THREATS FROM IMAGINED ONES.
        2. BE CAREFUL YOUR head DOESN'T HIJACK YOUR HEART.
        3. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. IT deserves YOUR ATTENTION.
        4. IF IT DOESN'T feel RIGHT, IT PROBABLY ISN'T. IF IT DOES, IT PROBABLY IS. YOUR GUT RARELY LIES.
        5. NEVER LET FEAR OF MAKING A WRONG DECISION KEEP YOU FROM MAKING A right ONE.
        6. IF YOU sense THAT SOMEONE NEEDS YOUR HELP, JUST GIVE IT.
      6. Chapter 6: Focus on what you want
        1. WHAT YOU focus ON EXPANDS.
        2. ENERGY flows WHERE ATTENTION GOES. DON'T BE AN ACCOMPLICE IN YOUR OWN MISERY.
        3. THE WORLD IS YOUR mirror. IT'S REFLECTING BACK WHAT YOU'RE PUTTING OUT.
        4. WHAT YOU think, YOU BECOME.
      7. Chapter 7: Own your choices; spare the excuses
        1. OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED BY THE QUALITY OF OUR choices, TOO OFTEN DISGUISED AS EXCUSES.
        2. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND REASONS TO JUSTIFY YOUR LOT IN LIFE AND WHY YOU AREN'T ABLE TO improve IT.
        3. A YEAR FROM NOW YOU'LL WISH YOU STARTED today.
        4. LIVING BRAVELY requires LIVING POWERFULLY FROM CHOICE.
        5. YOU CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINY, ONE choice AT A TIME. MAKE BRAVE ONES.
      8. Chapter 8: Resist conformity; embrace what makes you different
        1. WHAT A SHAME TO MAKE YOURSELF BORING BY DIALLING DOWN WHAT MAKES YOU unique.
        2. WEARING A MASK CAN FEEL SAFE. BUT WORN TOO LONG IT CAN MAKE US A stranger TO OURSELVES.
        3. WHEN YOU TRY TO prove YOURSELF, YOU DIMINISH YOURSELF.
        4. OTHER PEOPLE WON'T VALUE HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE UNLESS you DO. OWN YOUR INDIVIDUALITY!
        5. WHEN ALL YOU DO IS conform, ALL YOU OFFER IS CONFORMITY.
        6. DULL YOUR shine FOR NO-ONE.
        7. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO prove TO ANYONE. N.O.T.H.I.N.G!
        8. WHEN YOU embrace WHO YOU TRULY ARE, YOU ENABLE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.
      9. Chapter 9: Change before you have to
        1. BECAUSE life IS THE WAY IT IS, IT CAN NEVER STAY THE WAY IT IS.
        2. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE. IT'S OUR ATTACHMENT TO permanence THAT CREATES OUR SUFFERING.
        3. WHEN YOU STOP CLINGING TO THE PAST IT releases YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR FUTURE.
      10. Chapter 10: Live by design, not by default
        1. BRAVERY ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH. IT MUST BE CHANNELLED TOWARD A bigger VISION.
        2. YOU CAN'T live INTENTIONALLY IF YOU'RE FOREVER LIVING HURRIEDLY.
        3. CLARIFYING YOUR HIGHEST INTENTION FOR YOUR LIFE WILL transform HOW YOU LIVE IT.
    5. Part II: Speak Bravely
      1. Chapter 11: Your voice matters; be heard
        1. DON'T LET TIMIDITY KEEP YOU FROM SAYING WHAT needs TO BE HEARD.
        2. FOR THE SAKE OF WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO SPEAK UP? DON'T DISCOUNT THE cost OF SILENCE.
        3. COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS BEGIN WITH YOUR DECISION THAT SPEAKING THE truth IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AVOIDING RISK.
      2. Chapter 12: Speak from your heart, not your ego
        1. BEING BRAVE IN YOUR CONVERSATIONS CAN BE JUST AS scary AS BEING BRAVE ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
        2. THE MOST important CONVERSATIONS ARE OFTEN THE MOST DIFFICULT.
        3. WHAT ISN'T TALKED OUT GETS acted OUT.
        4. DON'T WAIT TO OOZE confidence BEFORE YOU SHARE WHAT'S WEIGHING YOU DOWN.
      3. Chapter 13: Say no to the good to say yes to the great
        1. A ‘ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME' OPPORTUNITY IS IRRELEVANT IF IT'S NOT aligned WITH WHAT YOU MOST WANT AND VALUE.
        2. IF YOU'RE SAYING YES SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU think YOU ‘SHOULD', THEN PERHAPS YOU SHOULDN'T.
        3. BEFORE YOU SAY YES TO OTHERS, BE SURE YOU AREN'T SAYING NO TO yourself.
        4. DON'T ‘SHOULD' ON yourself OR LET OTHERS ‘SHOULD' ON YOU.
      4. Chapter 14: Dare to ask big
        1. PEOPLE AREN'T MIND READERS, SO don't assume PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.
        2. FEAR OF NOT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT IS A poor REASON NOT TO ASK FOR IT.
        3. ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT correlates VERY HIGHLY WITH GETTING IT.
        4. NO IS THE RISK YOU MUST TAKE TO GET YES. TAKE IT. JUST NEVER MAKE A ‘NO' MEAN more THAN IT DOES.
        5. GIVE PEOPLE THE opportunity TO SAY YES. DON'T SAY NO FOR THEM.
      5. Chapter 15: Listen to understand; not to be understood
        1. COMMUNICATION IS NOT DEFINED BY WHAT IS said, BUT BY WHAT IS heard.
        2. LISTENING isn't RELOADING.
        3. IF YOU WANT TO BE LISTENED TO, YOU SHOULD MAKE time TO LISTEN.
        4. LET THE silence DO ITS WORK.
      6. Chapter 16: Be willing to rock the boat
        1. CHALLENGING THE NORM CAN BE risky, BUT NO LESS THAN BEING OVERLY AGREEABLE.
      7. Chapter 17: Talk more; type less
        1. OUR DEVICES CATER TO cowardice. DON'T HIDE BEHIND ONE JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN.
        2. NOTHING REPLACES REAL, OLD-FASHIONED-STYLE conversation.
      8. Chapter 18: Hold people accountable
        1. YOU GET WHAT YOU tolerate.
      9. Chapter 19: Be careful keeping secrets
        1. ONCE exposed A SECRET LOSES ITS POWER.
        2. NOTHING MAKES US LONELIER THAN OUR secrets.
        3. LIFE ISN'T A FACEBOOK FEED. BY SHARING THE LESS PRETTY ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES WE FORGE THE strongest BONDS.
      10. Chapter 20: Offer feedback; it's an act of service
        1. NOT GIVING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK DEPRIVES PEOPLE OF A CHANCE TO better THEMSELVES.
        2. BE honest ABOUT YOUR MOTIVATIONS BEFORE OFFERING FEEDBACK. ONLY GIVE IT WHEN YOU'RE SURE OF HOW IT WILL SERVE THE PERSON RECEIVING IT.
        3. GIVING CRITICAL FEEDBACK ALWAYS INVOLVES RISK AND invites COURAGE.
      11. Chapter 21: Say sorry even when it's difficult
        1. SORRY IS HARDEST WHEN IT matters MOST.
        2. NEVER RUIN YOUR APOLOGY WITH AN excuse.
        3. SORRY TAKES COURAGE, BUT SAYING IT CLEANS THE SLATE FOR YOU TO access SO MUCH MORE.
    6. Part III: Work Passionately
      1. Chapter 22: Work as though what you do matters; it does
        1. OUR WORK ISN'T JUST A MEANS TO MAKE A living; OUR WORK IS A MEANS TO MAKE OURSELVES.
        2. IF YOU DISLIKE YOUR work, EITHER CHANGE WHAT YOU DO OR CHANGE HOW YOU DO IT.
        3. BETTER TO FAIL AT DOING WORK YOU love THAN SUCCEED DOING WORK YOU LOATHE.
        4. WORK HARD. BE PATIENT. THE REST will FOLLOW.
        5. HARD WORK DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS, BUT YOU CAN'T succeed WITHOUT IT.
      2. Chapter 23: Play to win, not to avoid losing
        1. COURAGEOUS ACTION IS ALWAYS THE ultimate CAREER MOVE.
        2. PLAYING safe CAN BE A HIGH-RISK STRATEGY. DON'T KID YOURSELF OTHERWISE.
      3. Chapter 24: Be the leader you would love to have
        1. LEADERSHIP IS THE DOMAIN OF ANYONE WITH THE courage TO ACT WITH IT.
        2. YOU LEAD BY VIRTUE OF WHO you ARE, NOT THE POSITION YOU HOLD.
        3. WE AREN'T ALL MADE TO BE A CEO, BUT WE ARE ALL CALLED TO MAKE OUR mark.
        4. DON'T WAIT TO BE TOLD YOU'RE A LEADER. ASSUME leadership.
      4. Chapter 25: Quit quickly; fail fast
        1. SOMETIMES CUTTING YOUR LOSSES IS THE BRAVEST (AND smartest) THING TO DO.
        2. FAILURE IS AN event, NOT A PERSON.
        3. WINNERS DO QUIT. THEY JUST DON'T waste YEARS DOING IT.
        4. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A HOLE, stop DIGGING.
        5. EVERY DAY YOU STICK TO SOMETHING THAT'S not WORKING IS A DAY YOU AREN'T WORKING ON SOMETHING THAT could.
        6. BE CAREFUL HOW YOU explain YOUR FAILURES.
        7. YOU TRIED; IT DIDN'T WORK OUT. LEARN THE lesson. MOVE ON.
      5. Chapter 26: Never give anyone power to intimidate you
        1. STAND tall IN YOUR OWN WORTH. COWER TO NO-ONE.
        2. GIVE NO-ONE PERMISSION TO MAKE YOU feel SMALL.
      6. Chapter 27: Don't hide behind humility
        1. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, THE MORE WHO CAN HELP YOU achieve IT.
        2. FOCUS ON THE value YOU WANT TO GIVE, NOT WHAT YOU HOPE TO GET.
        3. BE passionate ABOUT WHAT YOU DO.
        4. DON'T HIDE BEHIND FALSE MODESTY. Risk DISAPPROVAL.
      7. Chapter 28: Risk more rejections
        1. REJECTION IS not ABOUT YOU. WHAT YOU MAKE IT MEAN IS.
        2. DON'T WASTE YOUR REJECTIONS; LEARN AND grow FROM THEM.
        3. THE MORE YOU PUT YOURSELF ‘OUT THERE', THE sooner YOU'LL LAND WHAT YOU WANT.
        4. REJECTION NEVER HURTS FOR AS LONG AS regret.
      8. Chapter 29: Be decisive amid uncertainty
        1. LIFE REWARDS action, NOT INDECISION.
        2. SOME PEOPLE LIVE THEIR LIVES ON HOLD WAITING TO MAKE THE perfect DECISION.
        3. THE MOST DANGEROUS DECISION IS not TO MAKE ONE.
        4. BETTER TO MAKE A WRONG DECISION NOW THAN TO BE paralysed BY INDECISION.
        5. INACTION DOESN'T MAKE YOU MORE SECURE; IT MAKES YOU less SO.
      9. Chapter 30: Unlearn to relearn
        1. A CURIOUS MIND WILL TAKE YOU further THAN A CLEVER ONE.
        2. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT today.
      10. Chapter 31: Seek expert advice, but apply it sparingly
        1. NO ENEMY IS worse THAN BAD ADVICE.
        2. NEVER HAND ANYONE BLANKET AUTHORITY TO decide WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU.
        3. CONSULT YOUR OWN INNER sage. IT KNOWS BETTER THAN ANYONE WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU.
      11. Chapter 32: Lift others as you climb
        1. BEING GENEROUS confronts OUR FEAR OF MISSING OUT.
        2. WHEN WE LIFT OTHERS, WE LIFT ourselves, EVEN IF THEY DON'T SAY THANK YOU.
        3. HAVE faith. PAY IT FORWARD.
        4. BE generous WITH ENCOURAGEMENT. MOST PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR IT.
    7. Part IV: Dig Deep
      1. Chapter 33: Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you
        1. YOU ARE stronger THAN ANYTHING YOU FACE.
        2. Adversity INTRODUCES US TO OURSELVES.
      2. Chapter 34: Refuse to let your circumstances define you
        1. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS CHOOSE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES BUT YOU CAN always CHOOSE YOUR RESPONSE TO THEM. THEREIN LIES YOUR POWER.
        2. YOU — AND only you — ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HAPPINESS.
      3. Chapter 35: Nurture resilience daily; courage calls for it
        1. RESILIENCE IS INDISPENSABLE TO LIVING bravely.
        2. RESILIENCE ISN'T WHAT YOU HAVE; IT'S WHAT YOU do.
        3. DAILY ‘RESILIENCE-BUILDING' HABITS SOW THE SEEDS FOR lasting RESULTS.
        4. MAKE TIME TO DO WHATEVER FUELS YOUR strength — BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
      4. Chapter 36: Asking for help reveals strength, not weakness
        1. ASKING FOR HELP PROVIDES PEOPLE A CHANCE TO give THEIR GIFTS.
        2. Ask FOR HELP NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE WEAK BUT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO STAY STRONG.
      5. Chapter 37: Let go disappointment but retain your hope
        1. IT'S ALWAYS TEMPTING TO SEE THINGS AS YOU wish THEY WERE INSTEAD OF HOW THEY ARE.
        2. IF YOUR PLANS ALWAYS WORKED OUT AS YOU WANTED, YOU WOULDN'T appreciate IT WHEN THEY DO.
        3. NO-ONE WILL always ACT JUST AS YOU WANT.
        4. DISAPPOINTMENT TEACHES US TO LET GO OUR ATTACHMENTS. IT'S A lesson WE RARELY LEARN QUICKLY.
        5. HOPE IS A risk THAT MUST BE RUN
      6. Chapter 38: Do your best with what you have; it's enough
        1. WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR BEST, HOWEVER INSUFFICIENT IT MAY SEEM, YOU cannot FAIL.
        2. DO THE best YOU CAN, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, WHERE YOU ARE, BEGINNING NOW.
        3. DON'T CONFINE YOURSELF TO A MENTAL WHEELCHAIR, dwelling ON WHAT CAN'T BE DONE.
        4. GIVE UP YOUR fight WITH REALITY. YOU'LL NEVER WIN.
        5. DON'T LET YOUR HARDSHIPS BECOME YOUR IDENTITY.
      7. Chapter 39: Anger chains you to the past; leave it there
        1. BE bigger THAN ANY WRONGS COMMITTED AGAINST YOU.
        2. LETTING GO OF ANGER IS LOVING YOURSELF MORE THAN YOU loathe SOMEONE ELSE.
        3. PRACTISE compassion. IT WILL HELP YOU SEE THROUGH NEW EYES.
        4. Forgive YOURSELF. IT'S CHEAPER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THAN THERAPY.
        5. FORGIVENESS DOESN'T DENY THE PAST, IT expands THE FUTURE.
      8. Chapter 40: Sit with your sadness
        1. WHEN WE SHUT OURSELVES OUT TO SADNESS, WE SHUT OURSELVES OUT TO joy.
        2. SADNESS POINTS US TO WHAT matters MOST.
        3. LIVING fully MEANS FEELING FULLY. SOMETIMES THAT'S REALLY PAINFUL.
        4. GETTING PRESENT TO THE SADNESS THAT PULLS AT YOUR HEART IS BOTH AN ACT OF courage, AND AN ACT OF SELF-LOVE.
      9. Chapter 41: Gratitude elevates; lift yourself daily
        1. GRATITUDE TAKES NOTHING FOR GRANTED, BUT AMPLIFIES all THAT YOU HAVE.
        2. GRATITUDE IS ONE OF OUR MOST MEDICINAL emotions. IT ACTS AS A TONIC FOR LIFE'S ILLS AND AILMENTS, SOOTHING OUR PAIN AND LIFTING OUR SPIRITS.
        3. GRATITUDE expands OUR CAPACITY FOR JOY AND INFUSES A DEEPER DIMENSION INTO OUR EVERYDAY LIVING.
    8. Part V: Dare Boldly
      1. Chapter 42: Live from your imagination; not your history
        1. EVERY POSSIBILITY begins WITH THE COURAGE TO IMAGINE.
        2. LIFE IS AS big AS YOU DARE TO DREAM IT.
        3. IF YOUR BIGGEST GOALS ARE EASILY REACHED, THEN YOU'RE THINKING too SMALL.
      2. Chapter 43: Pave your own path
        1. SOMETIMES FINDING THE RIGHT PATH first REQUIRES GETTING A LITTLE LOST.
      3. Chapter 44: Yes, take that chance! The odds are better than you think
        1. KNOWING YOUR COGNITIVE BIASES WILL HELP YOU compensate FOR THEM.
        2. POTENTIAL LOSSES LOOM larger THAN GAINS.
        3. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE YOUR ability TO HANDLE RISKS.
      4. Chapter 45: Fear regret more than failure
        1. AT LIFE'S END, PEOPLE DON'T regret THE RISKS THEY TOOK; THEY REGRET THOSE THEY DIDN'T.
        2. BE CAREFUL NOT TO LET YOUR FEAR OF WHAT YOU DON'T WANT KEEP YOU FROM pursuing WHAT YOU DO.
      5. Chapter 46: Break the rules; make your own
        1. SOMETIMES bravery CALLS FOR REBELLION.
        2. GAME changers ARE RULE BREAKERS.
        3. WE MUST REGULARLY question THE RULES THAT GOVERN OUR LIVES, LEST THEY RULE US.
      6. Chapter 47: Forget perfect! Good enough is good enough
        1. DONE IS better THAN PERFECT.
        2. PERFECTIONISM CAN confine PEOPLE TO A LIFE OF IMMACULATE MEDIOCRITY.
        3. AIMING FOR ‘PERFECT' WILL LEAVE YOU always STRIVING, NEVER ARRIVING.
        4. PERFECTIONISM IS THE mother OF PROCRASTINATION.
      7. Chapter 48: Embrace problems that are worthy of you
        1. BE CAREFUL YOU DON'T inflate SMALL PROBLEMS INTO BIG ONES.
        2. TAKING ON BIG PROBLEMS PUTS ALL YOUR OTHER PROBLEMS INTO perspective.
      8. Chapter 49: Courage is contagious; walk with giants
        1. ISOLATION IS A dream KILLER.
        2. YOU BECOME THE COMPANY YOU KEEP. CHOOSE wisely.
        3. SOMETIMES WE NEED TO LET GO OF OLD FRIENDSHIPS TO MAKE ROOM FOR better ONES.
        4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH people YOU WANT TO BE MORE LIKE.
      9. Chapter 50: Think big; start small; begin now
        1. COMMIT TO ONE STEP AT A TIME, HOWEVER small THAT STEP MAY SEEM.
        2. EMBRACE DISCOMFORT. YOU'LL NEVER thrive IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
        3. EVERY great ACCOMPLISHMENT IS THE RESULT OF A THOUSAND SMALL BRAVE STEPS.
    9. Epilogue
      1. BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE FEARLESS … EVEN IF you'RE NOT. LIFE REWARDS action.
      2. AS YOU REFUSE TO LET DOUBT dictate YOUR CHOICES, NEW DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY WILL OPEN. JUST WAIT!
      3. SOMETIMES THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOURNEY IS believing YOU ARE WORTHY OF THE TRIP. YOU ARE.
      4. ACTION IS THE MOST powerful ANTIDOTE TO FEAR.
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