Boldness is a necessary part of
courage but it must
be a boldness based on an intelligent assessment of the potential risks and
rewards. The wonderful nature of boldness is that, properly directed, it
builds the habit of courage in the person who
Act Boldly in Every Situation
In my experience, any virtue translated into
action leads almost invariably to positive results. This applies to
love and courage. I’ve always liked the advice of an
old man to his grandson. “Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your
Take a Leap of Faith
Perhaps the most obviously important part of
courage is the
courage to step out in the face of uncertainty. Every great
venture in the history of man has begun with faith and a giant leap into the
The Virtuous Circle of
General Douglas MacArthur said, “There is no
security in life, only
opportunity.” The creed of Frederick The Great, one
of history’s most successful leaders was, “Audacity, audacity-always
Launch With No Guarantees
A 12-year study of
successful entrepreneurs conducted by Babson College concluded that the
only thing they had in common was the willingness to launch, to step out in
faith. Once they had started, they learned the lessons they needed to
succeed. Many of them ending up successful in completely different
businesses from where they started.
Dare To Go Forward
Dare to go forward.
Successful companies are
invariably those that continue to research, develop,
introduce new products and services – even during the deepest recessions.
Surprise To Win:
Successful executives are those who are continually
stretching themselves to
move out of the comfort zone, to face the twin fears of failure and
rejection and to move forward in spite of them.
as a Stepping Stone To Success
Turn Problems to Opportunities:
Here are two ways to develop greater boldness
in your work and personal life.
First, just do it! Step out in faith! If you
think of some action you can take to improve your life, give it a try. You
may be surprised.
Second, when in doubt, act with audacity.
Audacity may get you into trouble but even more audacity will get you out.
Go for it!