I just finished a very quick read through the very nice book “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven and he shares a short paragraph on courage that I wanted to share here.
He recounts a story of swimming with Great White sharks and the fear associated with it when he says:
“ Our goal, which we believed to be honorable and noble, gave us courage, and courage is a remarkable quality. Nothing and nobody can stand in your way. Without it, others will define your path forward. Without it, you are at the mercy of life’s temptations. Without courage, men will be ruled by tyrants and despots. Without courage, no great society can flourish. Without courage, the bullies of the world rise up. With it, you can accomplish any goal. With it, you can defy and defeat evil.”