My definition of courage is not: lack of fear.
My definition of courage is presencing any fear that might be there — and regardless — taking the next step and the next.
When it comes to events or public speaking one my favorite expressions, gleaned from Outward Bound when I was 18, is “The trick is not getting the butterflies out of your stomach, but getting them to fly in formation.”
For added inspiration, check out this blog post of Seth Godin’s. It contains several excellent links, including the interview on Dorm Room Tycoon that I mentioned in Part 1 of this post.