Life is too short to be mediocre, so why not be bold and stand out from the crowd? Ask yourself if you are really living life to the fullest. Do you strive to be bold, confident, focused and courageous in your daily life? If not, then perhaps it’s time to unleash the fierce boldness inside of you. Try adding these five gems to your daily repertoire, and see how your life can transform!
Be an inspiration, don’t just take up space. Don’t be a jerk, do the right thing and lead by example. It’s really that easy. The world doesn’t revolve around you so it’s important to acknowledge that someone else might be going through something you can’t even imagine. Life is tough for all of us, so try to make it easier for those around you. Don’t throw out thoughtless remarks, don’t break promises, and be appreciative of what others do for you. If you see something beautiful in someone else, speak up. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Realize that change is not the enemy. Albert Einstein once said that, “the measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” If you don’t like how the story of your life is unfolding then it’s time to pivot and create a new chapter. Stop doing things because you’ve always done them that way, stop acting a certain way because it’s how you’ve always acted. Embrace changes in work, relationships and life in general.
Always listen to your gut. When making tough decisions, your gut feeling is priceless. Sometimes you can’t make logical sense of why your gut is pulling you one way or another. It doesn’t matter. You don’t need a reason and you don’t need logic; even if the choice is unpopular, ignore your head and follow your gut.
Trust your moral compass, don’t be blinded by money. Live your life always knowing that you did the right thing. Trust me when I say that you will sleep easy at night when you make morally sound decisions. What your moral compass is telling you may not always be what your peers are doing, but you should not waiver from what is right (even if you lose the popular vote), so avoid temptations, especially money. Money can be made doing the right thing, so don’t hurt others and don’t cheat others; at the end of the day, you will feel good about an honest day’s work. Whatever you believe in, stay firm, never back down and be proud of the moral ground you stand on. Don’t sacrifice your morals at the expense of others just to make a dollar. #stayoriginal
Embrace imperfection. “Flawless” is for the birds. Oh, and P.S., the Jones’ suck. You cannot put a price on wisdom. Making mistakes is the only way to be the best in your industry. You must fail to learn. You must fail to be able to problem solve and teach others from your mistakes. Own your mistakes and embrace the insight you will gain from them.
Integrate these 5 things into your daily habits and you will begin to see your boldness shine through. Always act with a purpose and everything else will fall into it’s perfectly imperfect place in your world.
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