Daria’s Perspective

How Bold Are You?

By Daria Campbell

It is just my humble opinion, but I have noticed over time that people are not as strong in their convictions as they used to be. People are so afraid of saying the wrong thing and making the wrong decisions that they are stuck in neutral all the time.

You can not make a car move if you are in neutral and you can’t make any thing happen in one’s life if you are always idling waiting for the right moment to do anything or say anything.

The only way you can get more out of your career, your relationships, your life is to become actively bold. You heard the expression be as bold as a lion? Think about it. When the lion is sitting in the high grass waiting for their prey to let down their guard enough for them to pounce it is an instinct. They do not overthink the action. You do not see a lion stopping to think about all the things that could go wrong or second guessing himself if he is coming at the right angle and height to catch the antelope? He does not think about how the antelope is too fast and if he will have enough energy to catch him. He does not ponder if there is enough meat on the antelope to feed himself and his pride?

No, the lion is just bold. He sees the prey, he bides his time, he takes his chance and he may or may not get the antelope, but he did what he needed to do. No questions asked.

This is how we should be. Of course, planning and organizing is very important but how many times have you stalled mid-way in a plan because you started overthinking it all? How many times have you talked yourself out of something because you were worried how it would turn out or what other people would think?  Win or lose you should always go for it, especially if it is really something that is strong on your heart.

Practicing boldness also keeps you moving forward in life. Do not stop and don’t look back.  As Winston Churchill quoted, “If you’re going through hell, keep going”.  We all have stuff to go through and deal with. Life is not perfect, and neither are we but one of the best ways to get through is to keep moving. No time for pity parties. No time for self-indulgent wallowing.  Do something bold and keep moving.

In conclusion, I hope this helps you in some small way. The world is crazy right now and you must appreciate your life to the fullest because things could change in a blink of an eye. You only get one chance around so make it count. Do not be afraid and remember being as bold as lion is like taking Yoda’s most famous advice: “Do or do not. There is no try”.