Lion Heart | Shorts

Any kind of new idea is different by nature because it’s off the beaten path. It takes quiet a bit of courage to risk failure and rejection as well. Some words from a famous bullfighter I came across in a children’s book:

To fight a bull when you are not scared is nothing. And not to fight a bull when you are scared is nothing. But to fight a bull when you are scared – that is something.

You really would love to have a super power that allowed you to know if your idea was leading you down a blind alley, cost to much, or worse. Well, to my knowledge that doesn’t exist unless you live in comic book land.

That said, a crucial element of being creative is the courage to take a risk. To be a lion heart. Aristotle wrote:

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

You need to have more than one source for you wellspring of courage. What are your sources for courage? Here’s some:

  • Past success
  • Big potential payoff
  • Belief in the idea
  • Friends, colleagues, family that can entourage you
  • A plan “B” on stand by
  • Being left with no alternatives
  • Just plain belief in you

Think about what puts a lion in your heart as you get ready to jump in. Write down or voice record your doubts. Get them all out there. Get some momentum just from the last courageous thing you’ve done. Just be a brave heart. This world is in desperate need for creative ideas that are positive and impactful.

Thanks for reading. Have a great rest of the week.

Shawn

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  1. Ei lá Estive lendo seu weblog para algum tempo agora e, finalmente, tem o coragem para ir em
    frente e dar-lhe um grito de New Caney Texas!
    Só queria mencionar acompanhar o excelente trabalho!

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  2. Clint, really appreciate your kind words. It keeps me motivated to keep writing and posting. Love to read your work as you continue to do the work yourself. Congrats on coming up on stage! You’ll surprise yourself with the power of your writing and what it can do for others. Keep sharing!

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