ARE YOU WILLING TO BE FEARLESS, ADVENTEROUS, AND STAND OUT?
I LOVE Webster’s definition of BOLD… Ready? There are many. I’m including my favorite three…
1. Fearless before danger.
2. Adventurous, free.
3. Standing out prominently.
I believe that it takes BOLD action in order to live our dreams. And not just live our dreams, live our purpose. Why? Because stepping into the unknown seems dangerous and we need an adventurous and free spirit to do it, and when we do we tend to stand out prominently from the crowd.
And those things scare the CRAP out of us. Why? Well, when we step into the unknown, by definition, we don’t know what’s going to happen! And when we face the unknown we tend to believe that the worst thing is going to happen. Because that’s what our fear does. And it’s normal to worry, but the idea is to step out into the unknown, knowing that we have a fear - and at the same time, not letting that fear stop us.
Part of life not just getting what we want, but being HAPPY! And to be HAPPY, we must learn to be adventurous. Why? Because without adventure, life stops and dries up. Also, framing life as an “adventure” is a great way to prepare our minds for the craziness that shows up. If we don’t see life as an adventure, but rather a reason to stay in our comfort zone, we are going to see life MUCH differently.
And standing out! Many times we are SO scared of standing out! Why? Fear of judgment. For a LONG time I was afraid to show my face, because I was afraid people would judge it. I was also afraid to show my body because I thought I wasn’t “fit” enough to be in public. I know now all that is B/S, but for me, up until this year, I was pretty fearless before danger and totally adventurous, but not willing to stand out. I wanted to hide in the shadows.
And, even though that was my fear thought, something deeper within me wanted out. That part of me wanted to speak, wanted to be in public sharing what I know, doing video blogs, etc. I shut down that WHOLE part of my life because I was afraid to stand out.
Sure, people judge. But the point is, SO WHAT? We can’t let the judgments of others stop us from shining our light. And more importantly, we can’t let the judgments of ourselves prevent us from shining our Light. When we combine all of these elements of BOLDNESS, Life begins to open up.
We are being asked to be fearless before the danger of the unknown. To say a big YES to the adventure of our lives, and then risk STANDING OUT, so that we can shine our light. This may be in public, or just in your family. Those of us who choose to grow tend to stand out, because all of a sudden our standards are higher and we won’t accept the same crap that we did before.
So we shake things up - either with a relationship, our work, our family, etc. And that is scary.
So, my dear daily lover, where in YOUR LIFE can you be fearless, adventurous and willing to stand out?