The principle of courage comes from both love and power.
Courage is more than just taking bold actions. However, courage also involves love which is the root of motivation on the things we do. It is the deepest connections that inspire us to be courageous. When we are disconnected, there will be no reason for being courageous at all.
You need the courage to achieve your long term goals. Even you may face short term obstacles in your long term goals, courage can become the power to tackle these obstacles.
If you want to stay in good shape, courage will allow you to jog up the hill even though it is difficult temporarily. On the other hand, if you have no courage, you are likely to play safe.
Here are the key components of courage:
The word courage is derived from the Latin word, means “heart”. This simply means you take the path of your live with heart. If you expect to improve your relationship with your spouse, it has to be done with heart. You can’t just hope it will get better without the heart. It won’t happen.
Courage waits for nothing. It is always ready to make the first move and set things in place. You don’t need to wait for everything is perfect before you can start a business.
You just need to start gathering information and do research on what is needed and then you act accordingly. My mum started her florist business by first selling flowers by the roadside.
Today, she has expanded her business to provide wedding decorations and landscape.
When you exercise courage, you feel more connected to your true self. Your bonds with other grow stronger, based on love, truth and power, not falsehood. At this point, you know you are already living a principle-centered life and this commitment is called honor.
How to Build Courage
The Heart Question:
Make a list of what you want to achieve today and ask yourself, where is the path with a heart. As you do, take out all the tasks that do not have heart.
Choose a fear you would like to overcome. If you want to overcome the fear of rejection, then you need to start to take initiative to talk to the people more. Of course along the way, some people may reject you, but the purpose is not really about not being rejected. It is to overcome your fear of rejection.
If you are interested in options trading and think it is risky to do so, you can sign up for a seminar or buy books that teaches you the trade options the right way. When you are prepared with education, you will have more courage to take up the challenge.
The Key Components of Intelligence
Intelligence is the whole point of the entire fundamental principles being discussed here. It happens when love, truth and power are aligned.
Love is intelligent.
The reason to love is to make connections so that you do not stay where you are for a long time. Parents love their kids so much that they provide excellent education for their children. Your spouse loves you so much that she does not want you to stay at where you are for the rest of your life. Without love and connections, there are no reasons to expand, really.
Truth is intelligent.
It is only with truth you are able to identify where you currently are. Even you are starting from point A, you need to know where the point A is so that you can set your reach at point B.
Power is intelligent.
We have the liberty to express ourselves with who we are. While we do not place our lives on somebody’s hands, we definitely want to create the world we want with the power we have. A millionaire once said, “If you do not plan for yourself and follow other people’s plan, I wonder if they have good plans for you”.
Key components of intelligence.
Being authentic means you are being yourself genuinely. When you are authentic, the person you portrait on the outside is exactly the person on the inside of you. Often, people put up a mask to pretend to be who they are not in order to protect themselves.
When you creatively express yourself, you portrait yourself in a unique way which easily identifies you as the real you. For example, a pianist may be expressing his emotions through piano. When he is a little down, he plays mellow music. When is he happy, he plays music that makes everyone wants to dance. What is your best expression?
Intelligence seeks its own improvement. When you align with truth, you gain access to new truth. When you align with love, you increase the connections with love. When you align with power, you become even more powerful.
With intelligence, you flow through the process of achieving your goals rather than struggling against it. It is not the problem-free kind of flow, but you know when your effort is invested based on love, truth and power, the principles mentioned here have got to work for you.
This is the beauty of intelligence. It always attracts. When a person lives based on the intelligence principles, you know many people are envious of them. Somehow, the person shines the brightest among the crowd and the people around are inspired to be like the intelligent person.
How to Live Intelligently?
Set specific growth target for each of the principle. For example, you can improve the relationship with your parents by bringing them out for a nice breakfast every weekend.
Cultivate An Intelligent Microcosm:
The next time you meet with a new task, do it right at the first time and keep it going. By doing it right, you do the task by applying the principles that are being taught here. The purpose is for you to learn the principle of intelligence.