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We need 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬!
Over the last few days, I have heard several stories about individuals that have been bold and the consequences of their actions.
Those stories have inspired me to be bolder.
Frequently I’ve thought; “I need to be bolder!”
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝?
𝐁𝐨𝐥𝐝 – “not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring.”
Other words for boldness: fearless, adventurous, brave, valiant, intrepid, valorous, dauntless!
For the Star Trek fans out there, we don’t need to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” we simply need to “𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐨!”
Hang on a minute however, I know a little about fear, and you probably do too.
Is it simply about laughing in the face of fear?
I believe that everybody has the ability to be bold, but many of us just have to dig deep to find it.
Recently, whilst reading through a book on the life of M. Russell Ballard, I loved his words of encouragement, which were not to “tiptoe through the tulips” but rather to be bold in our actions and conversations.
Are you tiptoeing through the tulips?
Far too often we hold back and play safe in life.
On the other hand, being bold, while both frightening and challenging at times, is essential to living a true and fulfilling life.
Boldness is about stepping up and stepping out onto our edge in life—pushing the limits of what we think is possible or even appropriate.
I was reminded on Friday of one of my favourite little poems by the English poet, Christopher Logue.
Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
And they flew.
I’ve decided – It’s time to fly! (again)
What does being bold mean to you?