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How to Get Ideas, 2nd Edition by Larry Corby, Jack Foster

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7.Screw Up YourCourage

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Franklin P. Jones

I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

Woody Allen

No call alligator “long mouth” till you pass him.

Jamaican proverb

As I said, courage and curiosity are the two character traits all creative people seem to have.

But why do some people have these traits and others don’t? And what can you do about it if you don’t?

In the previous chapter we talked about curiosity and how to do deliberately what people who are curious do naturally.

But how can we become more courageous?

“An idea is delicate,” said Charles Brower, the head of an advertising agency. “It can be killed by ...

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