Moral Courage: Imperative for Success


Moral courage is about being able to take action for moral reasons; courage entails deliberation and is a pre-requisite to action.  When you objectively take yourself through the process of introspection, this may reveal particular dimensions that were not obviously apparent to you.  You may come to the realisation that you need to re-calibrate certain things in order for you to get the lifestyle you truly deserve.

Your comfort zone will be one of the first casualties; it will have to suffer regular bouts of abandonment.  There has to be some trade-off or opportunity cost/s, and doing so will not be devoid of any risks.  For instance, you will need to have the moral courage to tap into and make use of your emotional competence, while being honest with yourself about how you feel.  You need to helpfully ensure that you have sufficient rest and nutrition, short of which could lead to health issues and loss of time and income.  A helpful balance is therefore called for to aid you in sustaining your momentum.

Adaptability is something you should have the moral courage to do in the vortex of ideas that you are privy to. If a particular plan is not working, scrap it and adopt a new one, avoid holding onto dead weight.   You are more likely than not, to traverse through some uncharted territory which can have the feel of adventurism.  Yes, it is objective and purposeful adventurism.  Explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley exemplified objective, purposeful adventuring, so did David Livingstone, a missionary.

Just bear in mind that big journeys start with small steps. You need to believe in a higher purpose and draw inspiration from exemplary figures, and those that share your vision.  You are spreading your wings, your clients and others that derive benefit from your services are counting on you.

Self evaluation is a continuum on the road to success; it is inextricable from the things on your to-do list.  Have the moral courage not to seek solace in generating reasons for not taking up opportunities that come your way.  Additionally, have the moral courage to take the necessary steps to transcend your current place in the economic universe, in order to be counted among the successful.

I wish you will.