Intellectual courage is different than emotional courage. Knowing the difference explains why some people stay stuck – and others transform outcomes.
– Intellectual courage is saying that which everyone thinks is true; emotional courage is saying the truth in a manner that moves us forward.
– Intellectual courage is being clear about the problems we face; emotional courage is acting on solutions even when they make us unpopular.
– Intellectual courage is separating your mindset between work and home; emotional courage is being true to who you are wherever you are.
– Intellectual courage is saying only that which protects your career; emotional courage is saying that which preserves a life’s work: your integrity.
– Intellectual courage is having a clear vision of what you want to do when you get there; emotional courage is functioning from a vision of who you will be now.
– Intellectual courage is celebrating someone for what they have done; emotional courage is celebrating someone for who they are.
Do you have the right kind of courage? It depends on what you want to achieve. Intellectual courage is needed to make things safe and predictable. It’s emotional courage, however, that changes our world.
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