Courage Diary exercise
“Courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. Forgiveness, perseverance, belief, adaptability and venturing are five manifestations of courage itself.” (1)


The purpose of this exercise is to find successful tools and methods from the past that can be used in the present to choose for courage instead of conformity. If we’re able to learn from previous situations, we have a better chance of developing patterns that will help us become successful in the future!


Brief summary of the overall task


Situation 1 —» Think of a situation that happened recently when you felt afraid, yet chose to face your fear?

Situation 2 —» Now think back on a situation in childhood in which you faced your fear. Was it the same or different than the first situation?

Situation 3 —» Think of a situation you are currently facing that creates fear or anxiety.

You already have these skills and have used them successfully in the past.




Individual contribution
Groups of any size or a solo activity. Pick a memory, and journal about it for 20 minutes, understanding the situation from many different angles!


E-moderator interventions
Facilitate a discussion after the individual activity. Are there similarities in the situations that participants wrote about? Try to explore the question of courage from different angles!


Time and schedule


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