David And Goliath: Chapter Five (Emil “Jay” Freireich) by Malcolm Gladwell
=> Key takeaway (page 149)…
“The conquering of fear produces exhilaration. And: The contrast between the previous apprehension and the present relief and feeling of security promotes a self-confidence that is the very father and mother of courage.
Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.”