May 03, 2004

Good morning Team,

The coaches challenge for the week is to be courageous. The word courage comes from the latin word cor and the french word cuer. It is defined as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, uncertainty, or difficulty.”

We often think of this in the context of big challenges or difficulties that seem impossible to overcome. However, having courage can be as simple as reminding a team member about not taking thing’s personally, or being impeccable with our word. It can be as quiet as remaining silent when it takes all of our strength not to make that next comment, or fill that space.

“There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.” Seneca

Often, we are most courageous when we are frightened or uncertain and we have to muster all of our internal strength to move into the next moment. Try to see how courageous you are and appreciate it; it is not a virture to be taken for granted.

Have a great week,


Kathleen Doyle
Scout Search & Pathfinders Coaching
2839 NE Hoyt St. Portland, OR 97232
+1 503 296-9249

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