Take the courage to think how you could best use your “10 seconds of courage” to move forward…

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Take the courage to think how you could best use your “10 seconds of courage” to move forward…

 

I love Ted talks. They are a huge source of inspiration and learning. The other day I came across Nadine Champion’s “10 seconds of courage” talk (www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Zfscuv_YE). As a direct result of listening to her I learned some facts about courage from a fighter’s point of view and I would like to share them with you in this blog.

Nadine Champion is an Australian martial arts specialist and coach whose philosophy is to bring external training (physical) and internal training (psychological, emotion and spiritual) together to create positive growth.

She talks about how she became a fighter, what was central to her success and how she dealt with her fear as she was standing in the ring and confronting her opponents. 

Here are some of the sources of inspiration from her talk:

“Change your thinking – the only thing that you have control of when facing a tough situation is how you react and how you think.”

“When there is real threat in front of you, you can react any which way. You might find out the true extent of your courage or how you deal with fear.”

“It is not tackling the whole event that requires courage, but usually just making the very first move. Once you have got over that initial first move, then you have made that all important start.”

“You have to learn to tone down emotions like fear and doubt and you have to learn to play on your strengths and confidence.”

“In order to feel brave all it takes is 10 seconds of courage to walk into the ring and face your opponent.”

Whilst listening to her thoughts, I was thinking of life outside the ring and I realised that everything she said could be applied to overcome all manner of challenges and obstacles in our daily life as well.

When relating her thoughts to the topic of new orientation I realised that the way job seekers think and react as a result of losing their job is central to their future success. An individual with a positive mind set who does not adopt the role of victim has a totally different level of energy. Most of the job seekers I encounter find themselves confronted with a mountain of work in order to secure a new position. It requires courage to make that initial first step to get the ball rolling. One of the main factors leading to a successful job search is to really play on one’s strengths and confidence. 

Why not use the initial 10 seconds of courage for our benefit and success?

Take the courage to think how you could best use your “10 seconds of courage” to move forward…

 

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