When we hear the word courage, we immediately think about heroism that involves saving lives. Courage is usually equated with superhero-level bravery, against overwhelming odds, and feats that are far beyond most of our capabilities. Some say courage is not the absence of fear; courage is conquering fear.

Courage is grace under pressure. –Ernest Hemingway

However, courage also means working day after day, year after year, without becoming discouraged, worn down, or bitter ;-). It means persisting, carrying on without letting up, and consistently giving it your best. To be a star, to succeed, talent alone isn’t enough; success takes work and requires courage.

In the words of dirty Harry, I know what you’re thinking. Did he have courage? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself… You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?