Possible Ways to Increase the Likelihood of Taking Courageous Action

Reducing Fear

1.  Visualizing the future event to gain a sense of control.
2.  Convince yourself you are lucky or under some protective power ("magical thinking")

Increasing the Determination to Act

1.  Put yourself in a job or position where you will feel a sense of obligation to act.
2.  Resist the temptation to go along with the wrong crowd by identifying with the right crowd ("courage is contagious").
3.  Focus more on progress towards a goal than on the peril.
4.  Have a life-structuring code and act consistent with being the kind of person you want to be.