STRIKE!! – I Just Threw My Courage Ball

by Onyeka Nchege on August 16, 2015


Courage Vs. Fear Bowling Ball Strike Pins BraveryAs I have stated before, every day each of us performs acts of courage, no matter how minute or massive those acts are to us. It happens every day! I believe courage is an innate characteristic each of shares. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear”; it is important to remember that God bestowed each of us with a courageous spirit!

COURAGE…..is all that is needed to take the first, or tenth, or one hundredth step toward whatever it is that you want. When it is lacking, it is the thing that, most of the time, holds us back from getting after that which we know we should.

As I currently deal with my own set of wants, and quite honestly, lack the courage to get after them right now, I’m pondering the advice I have passed on to others in this same situation. A single step has to be made to start any journey.

Even as I sit to write this blog post about my lack of courage, and contemplate what my first step should be…I can feel my COURAGE ball starting to build up speed and gain momentum. Sometimes acknowledgement is a powerful accelerator.

So what lesson have I learned through this exercise? It is clear – Do not let your lack of courage keep you from chasing, or pursuing, or achieving, or declaring whatever it is God has put in your spirit. It’s all yours…..you just have to muster up the courage to go get it.

Take Action: If you are stalled in getting after your dreams – Acknowledge it, grab your courage ball, create a plan of action, and start the ball rolling. It’s time you bowl a STRIKE!

Leadership on the GO…..It’s O.N!



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As the driving force behind Interstate’s technology strategy, Onyeka Nchege brings more than 20 years of experience to lead the creation and implementation of new information systems and solutions for the enterprise. He believes leadership requires vision, curiosity, humility and a constant hunger for improvement—the same four components fueling his passion for information technology. Before joining Interstate in 2015, Onyeka led teams at Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, where he modernized technology practices and powered business processes for daily, on-the-street use. He is a graduate of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and currently serves on the EVANTA Dallas CIO Governing Body. If Onyeka were not at Interstate, he’d find another way to combine his three biggest passions: his faith, helping others, and, of course, information technology. Because ultimately, as he puts it, “we can’t help everyone, but everyone can always help someone.”
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avatar Jabari Alexander August 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Great article! Encouraging to hear how you yourself still get motivated to achieve your dreams and wants! Helps to know it is ok to put one foot in front of the other and just keeping moving on and determined! Thanks for sharing!

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