Thursday, December 29, 2011
A decent boldness
"years from now it won't be the things that you did that you will regret the most, it will be the things you didn't do"
If you are anything like me, I'll bet there are many instances when you look back on your life and say to yourself....dang I wish I'd done that!
So what keeps us from doing the things we know we should or we know we would like to do? Mostly fear, sometimes procrastination and many times we are just a little too timid. The cure.....a decent boldness!
I say decent boldness as opposed cockiness or arrogance. A decent boldness is a reasoned decision with a slight risk taking element to it. And I say boldness as opposed to using a word like courage. Courage is a difficult word. It brings back associations for a lot of people of things like when you were bullied as a child. Sometimes you can be a little lacking in courage and still find some boldness.
The good news is that boldness kicks the crap out of fear and procrastination.
Here are just a few examples of ways you can use boldness to your benefit;
*speak out when you feel an injustice
*take the first step to start a friendship
*share a thought or idea
*ask for help
*take a chance
*try something new
*ask for a raise
*ask for forgiveness
*start something new
*make a suggestion
*write a comment on a blog
*start a business
The list could on forever, a decent boldness is all we need to change our lives for the better. And as Virgil said...fortune belongs to the bold! We can find great fortune if we have the courage and character to make bold decisions.
"It's an exciting time for those with a decent boldness"
Over a hundred years ago Goethe wrote: "whatever you can do, or dream, you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it" Smart guy.
Now if I might be so bold as to ask a favor of you...please pass this article on to someone else who might benefit from it. Just hit the f button below....thanks!