Browsing: Courage and Anxiety

How to Overcome the Fear of ‘Putting Yourself Out There’

In honor of Arianna Huffington’s marvelous book THRIVE, I want to write about a very specific aspect of well-being: freedom from fear of sharing one’s ideas.


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Celebrated Mathematician Forgets Shyness When Focused Upon Passion

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Yitang Zhang, admittedly shy, is facing the uncomfortable glare of the spotlight after recently solving one of math’s great problems. Click through for his astounding story.


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Gandhi Explains Why Restraint Was His Greatest Asset

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Excerpt from “Quiet” | Chapter: “Soft Power

In the West, passivity is a transgression. To be “passive,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means to be “acted upon by an external agency.” It also means to be “submissive.” Gandhi himself ultimately rejected the phrase “passive resistance,” which he associated with weakness, preferring satyagraha, the term he coined to mean “firmness in pursuit of truth.”


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The Yin and Yang of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.


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How I Quit My Job & Became a Writer

Here are five counter-intuitive pieces of advice, drawn from my own experience.


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“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is…”

Mary Anne Radmacher, author, artist and professional speaker, illustrates her personal definition of courage: “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying: I will try again tomorrow.” ➤ Enjoy  more inspirational prints by @Mary Anne Radmacher @ Applied Insight.


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Resources to Help Extroverts and Introverts Understand Each Other

Recently I received a letter from a reader named “Lily” who describes herself as extremely quiet and shy.  Lily is part of a women’s group called the “Super Women Sisterhood” which is comprised of eight very boisterous, extroverted women.  When Lily attends the meetings she feels invisible and overwhelmed, and she worries that the women […]


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Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Wow!
Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012
by Goodreads.com

Manifesto

1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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