Courage follows fear – and four other important things that happen the wrong way around
Is it just me who sometimes wishes that each of these things would work the other way around for a change?
Courage follows Fear
You don’t usually get the courageous feeling until after you’ve done the scary thing, although the time that you might most want it is before.
Vitality comes from expending Energy
If you want to be more energetic, you’ve got to be regularly spending your energy on something sensible, not saving it.
Leadership follows Followership
Commitment, involvement, collaboration, ego-management, and credibility are all things best learnt first without the added need to lead.
Faith comes before Trust
If you want to be able to trust people, you’ve first got to give them the chance to be trusted – and that takes a leap of faith.
Wisdom comes after Experience
If you’re anything like me, then you need to fall flat on your face quite a lot before understanding how stuff really works. And even then, I still learn more and am surprised by how things actually turn out compared to how I thought they would.
As usual, please leave me a comment if they’re still open below, or tweet me @NickRobCoach. What other things seem to paradoxically happen the wrong way around?
Great work Nick, so true and thought-provoking. I guess the other one for your list is Conflict of Ideas between people: if we are able to listen to different perspectives and take time to discuss them, we open the opportunity for greater mutual understanding, respect and new possibilities.
Love that one!