The Superhero Courage IQ Matrix explores how to step outside your comfort zone and risk it all to overcome your fears and achieve your goals. We’re all no doubt familiar with what it takes to be courageous. We watch television shows and movies showing superheroes and ordinary people performing courageous acts in the pursuit of justice; to right a wrong, or in an attempt to attain their goals. But what does being courageous really mean?
Courage is the ability to successfully act despite fear, uncertainty, and risk. It is the ability to effectively manage the fear you face. Moreover, it is an ability to face potential hardship and difficulty head-on without being overwhelmed by fear or diverted from your chosen course of action. Working through this map will help you develop the courage you need to overcome your fears and achieve your goals.
The mind map specifically provides a very helpful definition of courage that invites introspection. It presents you with ideas on how to prepare your body and mind to undertake courageous acts. It describes how to strengthen your courage muscle each day in small ways. And concludes by highlighting the types of decisions you should make, the steps you should take, and the behaviors you must cultivate to develop a courageous heart.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Superhero Courage mind map.
- What is Courage?: The first branch of this map defines what it means to have courage. This definition is provided from several vantage points and perspectives. Use it as a guide that helps you clarify what it means to have a courageous heart.
- Daily Preparation: The second branch of this map presents you with guidelines for acting more courageously throughout the day. This is about preparing your mind for what’s the come. Just like we need to warm-up before exercising, courage also needs a warm-up of sorts. Use the suggestions here to prepare yourself for acting courageously when faced with fear and adversity.
- Daily Practice: The third branch of this map outlines what to do throughout the day to strengthen your courage muscle. This is all about building the mental fortitude you need to act courageously in the face of your fears. The guidelines here are simple and straightforward. They do, however, move you forward in small ways and build your courage muscle over time. You must, however, commit yourself to undertake these activities. That’s the only way to build your courage muscle.
- Daily Guidelines: The final branch of this map outlines the decisions you must make, the steps you must take, and the behaviors you must cultivate each day to keep your courage alive. This is about making courage a way of life, and not just something you do from time to time. Applying all these ideas into your life will ensure that you will invite more courage into your heart when you need it most.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for living a more courageous life, then using that courage to overcome your fears and accomplish your goals. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively develop the courage you need to overcome your fears and achieve your goals.
When you purchase the Superhero Courage IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
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