Pattern Name: Courage

Description: Courage is the ability to face difficult or challenging situations with bravery and determination. It involves taking action even when there is a risk of failure or harm.

The value of courage represents the ability to face and overcome fear, and to take action despite uncertainty or risk. It involves being brave and standing up for what one believes in, even in the face of challenges or opposition.

Values and Virtues:


  • A firefighter who runs into a burning building to save someone.
  • A student who stands up to bullies.
  • A citizen who speaks truth to power.
  • A scientist who continues to work on a difficult problem despite setbacks.


  • Identify the sources of fear or anxiety that are preventing you from taking action.
  • Break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable steps.
  • Remind yourself of the reasons why the task is important and the positive impact it will have.
  • Seek support and encouragement from others.
  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion.

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Revision history :

  • 01/12/2023 : Initial version

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