by Suzanne Grosser
Sometimes, your life takes a turn you never thought it would. Then you need Quiet Courage. You lose your job, and with it, everything you have worked so hard to acquire. Someone you love has PTSD. Your health crashes, or a loved one is diagnosed with a dreadful illness. Disaster strikes and everything changes.
If you are watching your life as you know it slip away, my new book is for you. No, it will not fix your problems. Only you can do that. Maybe your problems cannot be fixed, but you still have choices to make and people who need your care. You have a responsibility to your own integrity. You may lose everything else, but you do not have to lose your own self-respect.
Quiet Courage: Conquering Fear and Despair with the Stockdale Paradox offers inspiration, encouragement, and practical advice to help you get through this difficult time in your life.
Named for Admiral James Stockdale who spent eight years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, the Stockdale Paradox is:
Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties
and at the same time
Confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.
The Stockdale Paradox can be a powerful tool to survive these difficult times. For me, knowing that someone could survive an ordeal as a POW was uplifting. When I learned how he accepted his responsibilities as senior officer and supported those under his authority, I was inspired to search for the little bits of power within my grasp. When I found them, I latched onto them and used them to improve my own life.
I have written about the Stockdale Paradox before, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to help others apply it to their lives, so they could feel that hope and reclaim their power. To get through the tough times you face, you need to find the quiet courage within you.
Admiral Stockdale was a hero. The book will introduce you to others. They will inspire you by their actions, by their courage, and their words. You will learn the stories of ordinary people who suffered tragedy, but did not accept defeat. You will learn of the contributions they made to others and the amazing strength they found within themselves. You will hear the wisdom in their words.
The book offers practical advice, because inspiration alone is not enough. Action is required for any solution. Based on the principles of the Stockdale Paradox, the book includes ten tips for improving your life today. There are small things you can do, today, to make your life better. You know the big things you have to do, but they can seem overwhelming. Start small, stick with it, and let this book unlock the Quiet Courage within you.
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not much is required;
so little we need
the smallest of dreams,
a mere mustard seed.
a glimpse, or a glimmer,
a flicker of light,
a promise of day
against vapid night.
Books by Suzanne Grosser