Sandra Walston


Personal Courage


You Have Arrived

What does “you have arrived” mean? You have arrived means you stop sabotaging your life by worrying too much to prove your worth. For my work in courage, to know “you’ve already arrived…” means the person lives a “courage-centered” life—it’s intentional and declared from the heart! The most critical issue as you embrace this forgotten virtue is to give yourself

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The Courageous Golda Meir

Obstacle 10 Apathy—Instill Self-Discipline “No one has looked back sadly on a life full of experiences, but many look back wishing they had had the courage to do more.” — Anonymous In the Jewish quarters of Kiev, Ukraine, Golda Mabovitch’s family heard the screams of discrimination: “Death to Jews!”[i] Jews, a religious minority, were hated and segregated in Russia. Feelings

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Denying Your Courage


Self-Doubt Dilemma

“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.” — Clare Boothe Luce Expectations for women have fluctuated throughout history. The 20th century gave rise to social mores that stressed endurance and discipline, and the American women of this era displayed social graces, dignified style and fierce determination (as well as a tactical shrewdness in the bedroom called

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Why Mom’s Need to Recognize Their Children’s Courage

Many mothers forget to share their stories of courage with their children. Angela Cortez had an eye-opening experience when she shared with her sixteen-year-old daughter that she had lived on food stamps and sacrificed to achieve her career as a newspaper journalist. Prior to that discussion, Angela felt her daughter really did not understand the depth of their poverty because

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Transparent Courage

Emilio Navarro, solutions engineering team leader, knows how to reveal his talents by branding his performance results. Unwilling to be invisible, Emilio shares how he showcases his talents: “I always use courage at work while making decisions, while talking to people, while interacting with clients. Courage is who you are, and the decisions you make are how you work and

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Work Out Self-Doubt

Bill is executive vice president for an energy technology company. He defines courage as “the willingness and ability to absorb mental obstructions, abuse or cruelty without depression, discouragement or negativity.” Bill’s understanding about courage and how to eventually apply courageous leadership blossomed when he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I felt verbally and mentally abused in several situations. The

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International Women’s Day—Tips for Working Women to Apply Courage

International Women’s Day (IWD) is March 8 so celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. As working women maneuver through potholes to pursue their passion, they recognize defining moments and employ everyday courage. Cognizant of the etymology of courage (meaning, “heart and spirit”), their courage consciousness is vital to their success, particularly during times of uncertainty. Most

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The Courage to Pay the Price

Interesting quote by Morris L West. “It takes so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment or the courage to pay the price… One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a

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