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Acts of Physical Courage

Acts of Physical Courage

Successful or not, acts of physical courage always bring honor. It is the much smaller forms of valor, standing up for principle at the risk of social disapproval, economic loss or injury to career that require the greatest moral will power. There is little upside to winning and a significant and often lasting downside to losing. — Michael Josephson The post Acts of Physical Courage appeared first on What Will Matter.

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True and Consistent Courage

True and Consistent Courage

The only force that can sustain true and consistent courage is some form of spiritual belief that values notions like honor, duty, loyalty and integrity above the status, power, money and even security. — Michael Josephson Read Michael’s commentary on Moral Courage here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/09/commentary-moral-courage-the-engine-of-integrity-801-4/ The post True and Consistent Courage appeared first on What Will Matter.

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The Great Power of Courage

There is within you, waiting to be called, a great source of power called courage. Call its name and it will give you the strength to overcome fear and uncertainty and the heart to continue bold confidence despite the pain of disappointment and tragedy. – Michael Josephson The post The Great Power of Courage appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Faith & Power

Faith is not just a source of our power. It’s a grateful acceptance of God’s power. Faith is how we prove our devotion to God. – Michael Josephson The post Faith & Power appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: If I Could Give You Anything

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It’s a tradition during a bat or bar mitzvah ceremony for parents to deliver specific blessings to their child. I wrote a poem for my daughter Abrielle a few years ago. I want to share it with you as I think it captures the sort of thing most parents wish they could give their children. If I Could Give You … Read More The post COMMENTARY: If I Could Give You Anything appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: We Shape Our Own Character

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There’s no doubt that our character has a profound effect on our future. What we must remember, however, is not merely how powerful character is in influencing our destiny, but how powerful we are in shaping our own character and, therefore, our own destiny. Character may determine our fate, but character is not determined by fate. It’s a common mistake … Read More

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COMMENTARY: The Peculiar Concept of “Ethics Laws”

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Cynicism about the ethics of elected officials may be at an all-time high, continually fueled by new stories of outright corruption or bad judgment. At every level of government there are politicians who can’t seem to recognize or resist conflicts of interest, inappropriate gifts, improper use of the power or property entrusted to them, or the discrediting impact of shameful … Read More

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COMMENTARY: The Ultimate Gift

Jimmy was nine when his mom told him his little sister was sick and would die if she didn’t get a blood transfusion – and Jimmy was one of the only people in the world who had the rare blood type needed. She asked if he would be willing to let the doctors give some of his blood to his … Read More

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COMMENTARY: The Power of One

Reading about the 31-year-old “rogue trader” arrested in London for unauthorized transactions that cost the Swiss Bank UBS $2 billion caused me to think about the power of one person. I’m not talking about great heroes and villains who changed the course of history, but smaller acts by ordinary people. There are lots of angles to thinking about the power … Read More

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COMMENTARY 984.3: The Scorpion and Human Nature

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Terry and his dad Glen were walking along the shore and came upon a scorpion struggling in the tide, trying to get back to the sand. Glen tried to scoop the creature up, but the scorpion stung him and fell back into the tide. Glen tried again and was stung again. Terry said, “Dad, leave him alone! He’s not worth … Read More The post COMMENTARY 984.3: The Scorpion and Human Nature appeared first on What Will Matter.

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