Originally posted 4/16/2013
Bold isn’t something we necessarily embrace. In fact, many people – especially women — would never describe themselves as bold. It is almost something that has a bit of a negative feeling to it.
Being bold, however, is the one big thing that you need if you want to realize your dreams and move forward. If you are feeling lazy, complacent, in a rut, or just plain bored, you will need to take a leap to get to the place you are longing for – being more happy, content and simply having fun.
Being bold is not being reckless, nasty or pushy. Being bold is having the courage and confidence to set and reach that goal which makes you joyful and fulfilled.
Boldness will give you that energy to move out of your rut. It starts a new momentum that will make it easier to keep taking action and reaching your goals. Give yourself permission to believe that BOLD is a good thing – that it is one of your powerful internal resources that maybe you have been ignoring.
You can take this first step – you have it all inside. It is not something you need to go to a class for. Allow yourself to just flow into this space of boldness. Write down some bold ideas and actions that connect you to your vision and dreams. Commit to taking these actions.
French author, Jean Anouilh, has a beautiful quote: “Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” It is time for getting the magic into your life. BE BOLD.