Thursday, March 13, 2014
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are three people in my life that come to mind when it comes to boldness and taking a step beyond the normal. Of course many others surround me and show this same character in being bold. I am sure you even know these type of people, ones that can inspire you.
The type of people that move you to be a better person.
The three types of people I'm referring to I will call, the soldier, the young woman and the teacher.
The soldier is the story of a young man whom was searching for some type of identity. Moving about in the same area in which he grew up, he knew change was the only way to move out of his circumstance. So he joined the military, even in a time when it was assured of war time duty.
This young man took the challenge of change and made a difference in his life. He learned new technical trades, new life skills and realized that staying in his previous condition would have never moved him forward. His story has many unwritten pages to go but the story will reveal itself in his boldness to step beyond.
The young woman I speak of moved to come out of her safety net. For many years in her teens, she had a close knit group of friends. She had a church to surround her and a family to support her. But in her early twenties, she took a bold step to move out of this comfort zone. Her movement caused change; movement that took her 2200 miles away to Los Angeles, California.
With no guarantee of a place to stay or even knowing if she could afford it, she took on that adventure. This adventure was a tale full of unknowns but full of excitement and possibility. She found a job, a place to stay and developed new friends while never forgetting the friends she left. She had boldness to follow a vision, to step into the unknown and leave the comfort of her life and found a bigger dream.
And finally the teacher, a young man filled with many dreams but one desire to teach kids to be healthy. Working different jobs, attending school and earned that degree, know a full time teacher changing the lives of young kids. This man stepped out of his norm and out of himself to make a difference for others. It was boldness to move away from the known to pursue a dream.
In each of these cases, boldness allows us to achieve our vision and goals.
It is important to keep your eyes on your goal, for when you lose sight, you will slip away further from achieving it. Know that there are others who have stepped out in boldness. Think of those people in your life who have a story to tell about change.
Your own boldness will allow you to achieve things that could only be imagined. That boldness will be the push to make movement in your life, to make your visions a reality. Step out in boldness today, create greatness in your life.
Stay inspired my friends.