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Are You Really Brave Or Just Wish You Were?

Hi everyone,

I always thought that I was a fairly brave person, except when it came to snakes, spiders and MRI scans, but I have been challenged more than ever of late to not just talk about being brave, but to actually be brave. There is a huge difference!

So, if you want to step out and be brave, here are the three stages that you will have to go through. There are no short cuts, it is a process!

The Stages of BRAVE

  1. Preparing for BRAVE
    Being brave is not just an impulse reaction, it needs to be planned for and you need to understand why you want to do it? What are your motives? How will it look once you do it? Understanding the WHY is a very important piece of the success jigsaw.
  2. Being BRAVE
    There is nothing like just doing it. The adrenalin, the fear, the excitement are all parts of achieving your goal. But right in the middle of doing it, get ready for a healthy dose of self-doubt. Why did I start this? What the heck am I doing this for? Am I crazy?
    No you are not! It is all a part of the BRAVE process and is a test to determine your commitment to the cause. This is when you need to break through and where your preparation will assist you.
  3. The consequences of BRAVE
    Some people confuse being brave with reacting and then running. We must be prepared to face the consequences of BRAVE, otherwise we do not fully believe in the reasons behind our actions, and we are not committed to our message.

It’s not about just throwing grenades; you must be prepared to back up your message and actions.

When you put yourself out there you will come across all of the life-long bitterness and self-righteousness that people have built up over many years.

Don’t let yourself become a part of it and don’t let them infect you or others around you.

Remember: When you are BRAVE, you disturb others who are not.

So, what have you always wanted to do, but haven’t yet gone past stage one?

We live in a brave new world where being brave needs to be a part of our daily routine.

Why would we walk on a tightrope one metre above the ground when we can walk thirty metres above the ground and soar like an eagle?

But we must remove the safety net and then we will know we are really committed.

So, keep being BRAVE both personally and professionally - it’s worth it!

Have a great week.

Des Penny
Co-CEO & Founder

Proteus Leadership


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