What is courage? Is it just about a willingness to take risks, or is it more about being willing to face your fears? What about perseverance, fail-ing but getting up and trying again? And then there’s the courage re-quired to try something new or to try to see things differently. Some-times the old view is comforting. Sometimes telling yourself that doing something big or rising to the challenge is impossible. Sometimes, it’s so much easier to find an excuse than to find the courage and take the risk.
There is always the risk of failing when you’re trying something new. And in the case of Eddie the Eagle, his ambitions also put him at risk of severe injury. Not landing the 90-meter jump at the Calgary Winter Olympics could have had terrible consequences. But actually, his most serious injury was caused by something completely different.