Monday, May 5, 2014

Boldness

Like so many things in life, boldness is a two-edged sword that can either accelerate us toward the growth and performance we desire, or it can be the barrier that prevents the same.

When boldness operates in us as a good thing it tends to cause us to think/act in the following kinds of ways: 
optimistic, 
     tenacious, 
          confident, 
               forward-thinking, 
                    risk-willing, 
                         progress-oriented, 
                              energized, 
                                   persistent.


In its uglier form, boldness morphs into brashness.  Here are some ways that kind of boldness manifests itself in us: 
offensive,          bombastic,          reactive,          lacking thoughtfulness,          selfish,          brutish,          argumentative,           arrogant,          rude,          ill-mannered.

As always, at the end of the day, we get to choose for ourselves how we will think and how we will act. 

This is not a multiple-choice test or check box activity.  We have to WORK to make ourselves into what we want to be.  That's the bad news (but not really too bad).  The good news is none of the things in either list is genetic (like male-pattern baldness is).  

We really do get to choose...

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