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Workplace Bullying Inspiration: Determination and Courage

Bully Free at Work shares leading edge information on how to stop workplace bullying.  The response has been overwhelming – people and targets are actually implementing the steps to bully proof themselves, create change and even create Bully Free workplace policies (and buy-in for their workplace culture).

That’s information and implementation.  It struck me that the “oil to the car”, the catalyst to get started many times, is inspiration! An encouraging atmosphere can create the strength needed to take those steps you’d like to take.

Consider the virtues of Determination and Courage
These words of wisdom are from the Virtues Project™


Determination is the power of intent that drives our dreams.  It is the strength of will to act with resolve.  We focus our energy on a purpose and persevere until we meet our goal.  Determination is the commitment to follow through, until we accomplish our purpose.  We care about something so much that even when difficulties arise, and things don’t come easy, we keep on keeping on.  If one path doesn’t work, we try another way.  We don’t allow ourselves to get distracted or to go off track.  We complete the tasks we choose to do.  With determination we will succeed.

The Practice of Determination

  • I am clear about what I want to accomplish.
  • I am committed to meeting my goals.
  • I focus my full attention on what is important.
  • I do what it takes to follow through.
  • I am flexible and persevering.
  • I finish what I start.


Courage transforms fear into determination.  It is embracing life fully, without holding back, doing what must be done even when it is difficult or risky.  When we are tempted to give up, courage supports us to take the next step.  It allows us to face adversity with confidence.  Courage opens us to new possibilities, and gives us the strength to sacrifice for what we love.  At times we need courage to accept the truth, and to pick ourselves up after a mistake, ready to make amends and try again.  Courage gives me the strength to make this journey with all my heart.

The Practice of Courage

  • I reach beyond my comfort zone.
  • I welcome new challenges.
  • I do what I know is right regardless of the costs.
  • I face the truth with humility and openness.
  • I don’t allow my fears to hold me back.
  • I fully accept life’s invitations.

If you haven’t yet purchased your copy of Bully Free at Work  it might be because you had lost hope or wondered “Could this actually get any better?”  The answer is Yes – and you deserve every leg up.


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3 responses to “Workplace Bullying Inspiration: Determination and Courage”

  1. N Perrin says:

    Val, i appreciated the ‘in depth’ spin on Forbearance, Forgiveness and Resilience. I believe these make up the bouquet behavors that anchors us in life.

  2. Dee says:

    Inspiration used to get me through the day but as the bully adds work to my already overflowing plate, I find it very difficult lately to feel inspired.

  3. rcc says:

    I have a hard headed woman in her late 50,s
    who wont speak to some of us on the team.No reason given she doen’t like us. We dont know why.What do you do?

Valerie Cade, CSP is a Workplace Bullying Expert, Speaker and Author of "Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do To Stop Workplace Bullying Now!" which has been distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. For presentations and consulting on workplace bullying prevention and respectful workplace implementation, go to

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