It's a great question, that inspires yet another question: why aren't we more brave? Or, why aren't we more courageous?
At a time of great economic uncertainty and growing pressures at home and work, we need courage more today than ever. The good news is, anyone can become more courageous.
We don't have a certain amount of courage that can be stored or used until it runs out. I believe courage actually grows the more we encounter our fears and, ultimately, overcome them. In fact, the more we step out and take action, the more confident we become.
Emerson said it best: "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."
The next time you face fear, do that very thing and watch the fear fade away.