6. Courage is a muscle that can be developed. I think Maya Angelou said something to this effect recently. You can build courage by being courageous at small things first like being the first to speak at a meeting or being the first to introduce yourself to someone that you want to get to know. Once are you comfortable with being courageous at small things you can be courageous at big things like quitting that damn 9-5 you hate, traveling alone, or relocating to a strange place to follow your passion.