Maya Angelou Quote - One isn't' necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.  Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.  We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.Dr. Maya Angelou lived a noteworthy life.  There is no question that her teachings and way of being positively affected the lives of many people around the world.

In one of her quotes that I treasure, she said:  “One isn’t’ necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.  Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.  We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.”

Maya Angelou found — or she might say created — the courage to live her potential, full out.  She once said she found the courage to be kind and truthful, and pursue her dreams and desires, even as she shook with fear.  Her life is a beacon of inspiration.

What greatness is your life calling you to, even if you’re trembling with fear?

Like Maya Angelou, you and I can generate the courage to live true to our potential.  If we learn to love that lump in our throat, fake it until we make it, and shut out the real and imagined voices of dissent, we can wrestle that beast called FEAR to the ground and begin to uncover the truth of who we really are.

Thank you Maya Angelou.

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