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“Courage is a prerequisite for all leadership,” she [Brené Brown] says.  And it can be taught.  It’s made up of four skills: being vulnerable is the most important, followed by sticking to values, trusting others and persistence.  There can be no courage without vulnerability and no vulnerability without the risk of failure.  “One of the things that we learned in the research,” she says, “is that people who have the skills to get back up from a fall will engage in smarter risks and more courageous behaviors than people who don’t.”
  —  Brené Brown
As quoted by:  Belinda Luscombe
In the article: “America’s reigning expert on feelings, Brené Brown now takes on leadership
Appearing in:  “Time Magazine“,  dtd: 12 November 2018
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Setting a goal is not the main thing.  It’s deciding how you will go about achieving it, and staying with that plan.
   —  Tom Landry
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Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.
  ―  Napoléon Bonaparte
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Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
   ―  Langston Hughes
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Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all.  Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.  The world you desire can be won.  It exists..  it is real..  it is possible..  it’s yours.
   ―  Ayn Rand
From her novel: “Atlas Shrugged
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Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
   ―  Muhammad Ali
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A river is made drop by drop.
    —  Afghanistan Proverb
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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
     —  Harriet Beecher Stowe
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… I had dinner with another English friend, now a banker, who had been a student at Harrow when its most famous alumnus, Winston Churchill, came back to the school to speak to the boys.  He was a great man, and everyone knew why.  He had carried the Western world through its worst crisis.
Now he looked out over the fresh-faced audience and said, “Never give up.  Never give up.  Never, never, never give up.”  It brought the house to its feet.
What Churchill was saying was this: You can act cleverly, selfishly or prudently in any situation, but what finally matters is character, desire and faith.  Victory never comes easy.
   —  Barnaby Conrad III
From the article: “Have the Yanks Given Up?
Published in “This World“, 18 May 1986
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Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
   —  Elbert Hubbard
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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
    —  Calvin Coolidge
[Emphasis provided by yours truly…  —  KMAB]
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Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.
  —    Malcolm Gladwell
From his book: “Outliers
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