If you have seen the movie Wizard of Oz you are familiar with the lion that goes with Dorothy down the yellow brick road to Oz in search of courage. (For those of you who have not seen the movie, treat yourself – it is a classic). Little did the lion know that he didn’t need to follow Dorothy to get the courage he was searching for. What the lion needed to do is to look within himself and identify what he truly believed in. We become courageous when we are committed to a cause. Just because we are courageous does not mean we aren’t afraid. Our conviction to the cause is what anchors us and enables us to overcome the fear. As you continue to believe in yourself, others will join you in your cause and you will gain increased power and influence to turn your dreams into reality.