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When people face a challenge, they often retreat into inaction. Human-potential expert, columnist and consultant Margie Warrell explains how to avoid this trap. An inspiring writer whose work is displayed to advantage in this attractive book, she combines her insights with ideas from other thinkers to show you how to recharge your courage. First, she says, wrestle with a single, significant question: “For the sake of what?” Why are you doing what you do? The answer requires figuring out who you hope to become as a person, a motive that can add meaning to your life. Determining the true reasons you want to reach a goal helps you achieve it. The power of your convictions will keep you from becoming disillusioned and off track. And if fear paralyzes you, Warrell suggests some tactics you can use to beat it. getAbstract recommends her encouragement to anyone trying to get out of a rut and achieve meaningful goals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How your overall motivation gives your life meaning,
  • How to develop your potential for courage and
  • How to calm yourself in tough situations.

About the Author

Consultant Margie Warrell, an expert on human potential, is a columnist for Forbes, a frequent public speaker and author of the bestseller Find Your Courage. She is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner and founder of Global Courage, which supports women’s leadership.



Why Bother?
To face challenges in your life and realize your full potential, you must wrestle with a vital question, “For the sake of what?” Answering this question can help you galvanize your work, balance your life, earn more money or deal with troublesome situations. “German philosopher...

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