Enter Actions with Boldness

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Being bold is the bedrock on which groundbreaking innovations are formed.
Boldness; The stuff of Champions.
What I have found time and time again is the doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.
As individuals, we must put a grain of boldness into everything we do.
Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.

I think we can agree on the above; however, what factors impede us from being bold?
Two suspects come to mind.
Doubts & Priming.

Doubts

Doubts; The fastest & most efficient Killer of dreams.
If you hesitate to do, your doubts will undermine your efforts. When you act, be bold — and if you make mistakes, correct them with even greater boldness. Everyone admires the bold.
Mental toughness is the solution.
Very few are born bold. Even Napoleon The Great had to cultivate the habit on the battlefield, where he knew it was a matter of life and death. I bet you didn’t know he was a very small man, Kind of like our Machala, but who’s running the shop now.
Entering Action with Boldness and conviction is a hack many people are yet to latch on to.

Priming

Priming is one of, if not the main reasons why people fail to do the most.

Not just Humans but also animals too can be primed.

I watched a video that spoke to Priming…
“During a research experiment, a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.

As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked, and ate the smaller fish.

The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other.

Again, the shark quickly attacked. This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off. Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail. Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition. Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.

This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks. Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually, the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.

The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack. The shark was Primed to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.”

Understand: If boldness is not natural, neither is timidity.

Timidity is an acquired trait picked up out of a desire to avoid conflict and reinforced over time. If timidity has taken hold of you, then root it out. Timidity leaves you with what ifs and regrets, and in fact, the consequences of timidity are worse.

Nelson Mandela Said, which by the way, is one of my favorite quotes;

there is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life less than what you should have lived.

This quote here is so powerful because it speaks to living your life to the fullest.
I see a lot of people with so many gifts not entering Action with Boldness.
Treating our gifts like hobbies…
Bro, If not you, someone else would do it…
You have been given your gifts, talents & Skills for a reason; the world needs them…
This is the design of the Universe.

Question; Do you think a timid man can sell a dream? NO! Only bold Men with strong, very strong convictions can do so.
When you do not exude Boldness & Confidence, your value is lowered, and you create a self-fulfilling cycle of doubt and disaster.

When you do enter action with Boldness
And the road looks shaky,
remember, it is a part of the Journey,
Failure basically Is feedback that the route you’re taking is not the route you should be on…
Mistakes are nothing but a wrong judgment…
Reroute and be on your way…

When you are faced with the task of being BOLD, I hope you remember; You are the one that’s got to die when it’s time for you to die, so you should live your life just the way you envision it in your mind.

As always, I am here rooting for your success and for your happiness
I may not know you, but I pray for your success.
I hope you build the muscle of Boldness
I hope you dare mighty things
I hope you DO THE MOST.

#ADropOfHanu

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