Taking courage begins with paying attention

The sooner we take a sober acknowledgement of our own or organization’s internal (strengths and weaknesses) and external context (opportunities and threats), the stronger our courage could be. The VUCA-ness of our surroundings (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) can distract our attentions; instead of leaning into the best path towards our desired outcomes, we are paralyzed by the storms of our lives.

Paying attention and focusing also requires faith, because to focus means to also have blind spots. We need to rely on others and a Higher Power to cover our blind spots.

In a way, extraordinary things happen when we pay attention, courageously act, and keep the faith. Because we allow ourselves to be ourselves, help others help us, and let God be a saving God.


Matthew 14:22-36. Take courage, It is I; do not be afraid. O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 214: AUGUST 2, 2022]

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