The Courage Companion

The athletes like Foreste who train all their lives for an actual shot at that dream exemplify the true meaning of courage. The courage to try, and try again, takes a lot of heart, or coer, the root word of courage, which comes from the ...

Author: Nina Lesowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1573445665

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” — Anais Nin Looking for the confidence to face life's challenges? Feeling the need for new inspiration and adventure? Do you know what it takes to be really brave? Courage comes by taking action before we are forced to do so. And in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot.” Courage, also known as bravery, will, and fortitude, is the ability to confront fear, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, and threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, or discouragement. Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have gone to the front lines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who took action before they were forced to, confronting and overcoming their fears in ways that inspire us all. From world-class athletes to spiritual teachers, to cancer patients, to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors will show you how to turn apprehension into action. Enriched with motivational quotes, expert advice, and power practices, this courage guidebook will show you how to live your life with guts and gusto.

The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste

Why should I waste time and energy in an attempt to conceal my life the way I live it? My coming out was a reasonable and clear decision. If any courage was involved, it consisted in standing by it and, if it should come to that, ...

Author: Bálint András Varga

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1580465935

Category: Composers

Page: 263

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Frontcover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Prompts -- Part One: Composers -- 1 Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952) -- 2 John Adams (b. 1947) -- 3 Vykintas Baltakas (b. 1972) -- 4 George Benjamin (b. 1960) -- 5 Friedrich Cerha (b. 1926) -- 6 Unsuk Chin (b. 1961) -- 7 George Crumb (b. 1929) -- 8 Chaya Czernowin (b. 1957) -- 9 Paul-Heinz Dittrich (b. 1930) -- 10 Pascal Dusapin (b. 1955) -- 11 Lorenzo Ferrero (b. 1951) -- 12 Michael Gielen (b. 1927) -- 13 Detlev Glanert (b. 1960) -- 14 Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) -- 15 Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953) -- 16 Giya Kancheli (b. 1935) -- 17 György Kurtág (b. 1926) -- 18 Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935) -- 19 Libby Larsen (b. 1950) -- 20 Liza Lim (b. 1966) -- 21 Luca Lombardi (b. 1945) -- 22 Siegfried Matthus (b. 1934) -- 23 Robert Morris (b. 1943) -- 24 Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968) -- 25 Enno Poppe (b. 1969) -- 26 Karl Aage Rasmussen (b. 1947) -- 27 Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952) -- 28 Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967) -- 29 Allen Shawn (b. 1948) -- 30 Johannes Maria Staud (b. 1974) -- 31 Manfred Trojahn (b. 1949) -- 32 Jörg Widmann (b. 1973) -- 33 Christian Wolff (b. 1934) -- Part Two: Critics -- 34 Paul Griffiths (b. 1947) -- 35 Wolfgang Schreiber (b. 1939) -- 36 Arnold Whittall (b. 1935) -- Part Three: Festival Directors -- 37 Heike Hoffmann (b. 1958) -- 38 Sir Nicholas Kenyon (b. 1951) -- Epilogue: Rainer Nonnenmann (b. 1968) and Bálint András Varga (b. 1941) -- Index

Courage Goes to Work

and strengthen, your own courage and the courage of those around you. I call these three different forms of courage the Three Buckets of Courage. TRY Courage: When managers talk about wanting workers to “step up to the plate,” it is TRY ...

Author: Bill Treasurer


ISBN: 144296491X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The hardest part of a manager's job isn't staying organized, meeting deliverable dates, or staying on budget. It's dealing with people who are too comfortable doing things the way they've always been done and too afraid to do things differently-workers who are, as author Bill Treasurer puts it, too "comfeartable." Such workers fail to exert themselves any more than they have to, equating "just enough" with good enough. By avoiding even mild challenges, these workers thwart forward progress and make their businesses dangerously safe. To combat this affliction, Treasurer proposes a bold antidote: courage. In Courage Goes to Work, he lays out a comprehensive, step-by-step process that treats courage as a skill that can be developed and strengthened. He Treasurer shows how managers can build workplace courage by modeling courageous behavior themselves, creating an environment where people feel safe taking chances and helping workers deal with fear. To make the concept of courage more concrete, Treasurer identifies what he calls the Three Buckets of Courage: Try Courage, having the guts to take initiative; Trust Courage, being willing to follow the lead of others; and Tell Courage, being honest and assertive with coworkers and bosses. He illustrates each with a variety of vivid real-world examples and offers proven practices for helping your workers keep each bucket full. Aristotle said that courage is the first virtue because it makes all other virtues possible. It's as true in business as it is in life. With more courage, workers gain the necessary confidence to take on harder projects, embrace company changes with more enthusiasm, and extend themselves in ways that will benefit their careers and their company. Courage Goes to Work is the first book to take a systematic approach to developing a vital but overlooked component of business success.

High Performance Health

America, once said to me, “Courage is like a muscle; the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. ... Because she had the courage to try something new, she found the true joy of a disciplined program of fitness that was right for her ...

Author: Dr. James Rippe

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141857211X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Armed with more than twenty years of research, Dr. Rippe lays out a 10-step blueprint for mind-body-spirit wellness For the first time, world-renowned cardiologist Dr. James Rippe, in conjunction with Florida Hospital-the largest admitting hospital in America-reveals to the general public his distinctive 10-step mind, body, and spirit program used by top executives and star athletes to revolutionize their health and turn it into the ultimate performance tool. Written for every person regardless of current health status or circumstances, this lifestyle guidebook challenges readers to "Take back your health!" by outlining a filter to process any new diet, health, or lifestyle idea. Using real-life stories that demonstrate health as a value, Dr. Rippe goes beyond the basics to address the deeper purposes that give our lives meaning. Genuinely motivational, High Performance Health offers the secrets to our best possible health and life today!

Test of Courage

The courage of Suzanne brought the lovers closer together in their final months in Vienna. But Michel was reluctant to risk exposing her to the dangers of illegal flight ... And on a practical note, Frau Adler obtained a 40 TEST OF COURAGE.

Author: Christopher Robbins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202635

Category: History

Page: 382

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A biography of the death camp escapee who became a resistance fighter and later, a hunter of Nazis.

9 Ways To Bring Out The Best In You And Your Child

If a child is especially timid or fearful about trying new things, the most precious gift you can give her is the courage to try or the courage to keep going, even in the face of past failures. I once listened to a psychologist talk ...

Author: Maggie Reigh

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1770641335


Page: 224

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Many parents are waking up to the fact that parenting is not about controlling their children, but about empowering themselves and their children. 9 Ways to Bring Out the Best in You and Your Child is about turning power struggles into powerful relationships. It is about raising children who are full of spirit and life, and about teaching them to be caring human beings. Maggie Reigh teaches that parenting is a matter of the heart. Combining profound insights with practical ideas, Reigh shows parents how to raise respectful, responsible, and resilient children, and at the same time, add more life and laughter to their children's lives and their own. This is a book about raising children full of spirit and life, and teaching them to be caring human beings.

Labyrinths of Life

Read and think about the following quotation: ''One ingredient I've noticed in the personality of almost every successful person I know the courage to risk failure. To try is definitely to risk failure, but what is your alternative, ...

Author: Wasif Haq

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1300493720

Category: Self-Help


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“Labyrinths of life” is a book that will help you get through tough times in your life whether be it your personal life, professional life or the difficult phase after losing important relationship. This book will help you to deal with life crisis easily and effectively as a strong person as it will guide you to change the way you look at life. There is no issue or problem that can prevent you from enjoying a happy and free life. There is a solution to every problematic area in our lives, so there is no absolutely no reason why we should feel confused or worried believing as if we have reached the ‘dead end’ in our lives. The book covers wide range of topics that will help you beat the stressful situations and use your failures to your own advantage, as it is only our thinking and perceptions that can make us feel either as a loser or a winner. Labyrinths of life will help you choose the right and the best track that you can follow to reach to your destination.

Drawing on Courage

In the world of design , an attempt that is meant to be quittable is called a prototype . It is quittable because criteria ... Prototyping can give you the courage to stay on track or try something new . The idea of a prototype can be ...

Author: Ashish Goel

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1984857991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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A practical, illustrated guide to overcoming the challenges of creative work, including where to start, how to give or get feedback, when to change direction, and how to stand up for what matters, from Stanford University’s world-renowned “Ashish Goel’s magnificently beautiful book illuminates a powerful new way to think about, discover, and act with your own personal courage.”—Dan Roam, international bestselling author of The Back of the Napkin and Draw to Win The everyday moments of creative work can be rife with fear and fraught with risk. Bringing ideas into reality takes courage! In Drawing on Courage, designer, entrepreneur, and teaching fellow Ashish Goel examines what it takes to be courageous. Using comics to illustrate real-world situations with humor and insight, Goel explains the four stages of every courage journey: fear, values, action, and change. And he helps you develop the skills you need to master each stage (even if it scares you), from embracing fear and defining the values that drive you forward to taking action when you're unsure and adapting to the changes that result from your courage. Each chapter features a series of tools designed to develop a mindset of fearlessness: Open the Tap to generate new ideas; develop A Risky Streak to take the all-important first step; or create an Origin Story to remember your purpose. Whether you're launching a side hustle or trying to convince your company to recycle, creativity takes pluck, nerve, and grit. This indispensable guide will help you develop all of those skills and more.

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal

Try to go beyond conventional professional answers (for example, “They depend on me to be well prepared in my field and dispassionate in grading”), and reach instead into the realm of personal meaning (for example, “They depend on me to ...

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787996874

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This guide is a welcome resource for those who wish to extend their exploration beyond just reading "The Courage to Teach," individually or within a study group. Includes a DVD featuring an interview with Parker Palmer discussing the crisis in education, the heart of a teacher, ways of knowing, and more.

The Courage to Change

I have some unique talents that I take no credit for, that I try to use to earn a living and benefit other people. I have stopped trying to get people to always do things my way and I try to fit into the process more.

Author: Dennis Wholey

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054752403X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 310

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The classic New York Times bestseller: Real-life stories from prominent people talking about their experiences as alcoholics. As an alcoholic himself, PBS host Dennis Wholey set out to collect the powerful stories of well-known people who have struggled with this disease. Included in this volume are personal accounts by Jason Robards, Grace Slick, Sid Caesar, Pete Townshend, Don Newcombe, Bob Welch, Graham Chapman, Elmore Leonard, and many more. Whether they come from the worlds of entertainment, as actors, authors, comedians, or musicians, from politics or sports or other public lives, they share the private nightmare of drinking and the hard work of recovery. The Courage to Change also explores how alcoholism is truly a family disease. Rod Steiger talks about his alcoholic mother; the Reverend Jerry Falwell tells about growing up with an alcoholic father; Lois Robards, Sybil Carter, and Florence Caesar relate their own stories as wives of alcoholics. How do you know if you are an alcoholic? What are the symptoms? What should you do if someone in your family is an alcoholic? Where is the help? Is there hope? With inspiration and practical advice from members of Alcoholics Anonymous, this is a book that can save lives. “A brave and powerful work for anyone who cares about people, who desires to be more knowledgeable about human behavior.” —Leo Buscaglia, author of Living, Loving, and Learning “Should be required reading in every school system in America . . . If there’s an alcoholic in your life, one of the best investments you can make is this book.” —Detroit Free Press