Everyone needs courage to succeed in life, and there are several different types of courage that everyone can benefit from cultivating. Here are seven types of courage everyone should make an effort to possess.
1) Having Courage is an Asset
It might seem counterintuitive, but having courage actually reduces risk. To put it simply, courage reduces bad things from happening to you. When you’re courageous, people want to be around you because they know they can trust and rely on you. You inspire others around you because they see how comfortable you are with taking action and how much faith you have in yourself.
2) Risk Taking Can Be Rewarding
The first and most obvious type of courage is risk-taking. Every time you try something new, or when you take a risk on someone or something, you’re exhibiting bravery. If your risk pays off, then great! You succeeded because you took action and put yourself out there, and that can be very rewarding. But if your risk doesn’t pay off? Well, at least it teaches you something about yourself so that next time around, you can be more prepared for what may come your way. Either way: Taking risks takes courage! And trying things where there’s a chance for failure—no matter how big or small—is how we all grow as people. You never know what could happen when one door closes unless you open another.
3) Doing something about your Fears makes you Feel Confident
A recent study by Charles Salas, assistant professor at Columbia Business School, found that feelings of confidence significantly increased among participants who took action in response to their fears. This doesn’t mean those who were brave were entirely fearless—it just means that facing a fearful situation caused them to feel more confident about their abilities going forward. A behavioral experience can change your perceptions and beliefs about yourself, Salas told ABC News. It can give you more self-efficacy, or sense of control over your environment.
4) Trusting yourself can be difficult
It’s one thing to say you trust yourself, but it’s another thing entirely to put your faith in your abilities. You might have a lot of courage, but will you trust yourself enough to back it up? While there are many types of courage, psychologists have identified two types: physical and moral. Physical courage is obvious—it deals with feats that require boldness and bravery. Moral courage takes a bit more effort to define; it covers challenges that range from dealing with conflict and speaking up for what’s right at work, all while making sure not everyone else around you hates you. According to these classifications, we need all sorts of different kinds of courage—and we need them every day.
5) Believing in Yourself needs Belief
Belief is really important. It’s actually vital to your success. If you don’t believe that you can achieve something, then it means there is a very good chance that you will not be able to achieve it. Why? Because your brain doesn’t think you can, so it doesn’t work as hard on achieving whatever goal or dream you may have. The same applies if you believe you are a good person and will make a positive difference in life and love. Your brain works harder at living up to what your heart believes about yourself! What does all of that mean? It means believing in yourself is really important for your health and wellbeing – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically! How do we do that?
6) Liking yourself takes time
It can be difficult at first to like yourself, and even more difficult to love yourself. But people with high self-esteem are often happier, healthier, and more successful than those who don’t. While self-love is never easy for anyone—and it may be especially challenging for you if you grew up in a negative environment—it’s important that you strive for it. Over time, with practice and patience, your self-esteem will grow. Below are some things you can do to build your confidence
7) Life Happens When You’re Ready. Are You Ready?
There are many different types of courage and it’s easy to confuse or misuse them. For example, it’s been said that cowardice is simply a lack of courage—not rising up when you should. This definition is too broad because it doesn’t take into account any real danger or risk. A brave person would run into a burning building if his children were inside; a coward would do nothing but watch and wait for someone else to help (if at all). Additionally, there are three classifications of courage: physical, mental, and moral. By better understanding what each type means, we can recognize our own strengths and weaknesses more easily. The more knowledge you have about each type, after all, the more likely you’ll be able to act accordingly when facing new challenges!