Boldness Has Genius

In Dead Poet’s Society, Robin Williams bid his students to seize the day “Carpe Diem”.

The German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe challenged, “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

My challenge to each and everyone of you is to take action. In order to achieve the results you want, decisions alone will not make it so. The equation is simple :

Decisions + Actions = Results

This means that daydreaming by iteself won’t get you far. The key to any desire, any idea, any goal is in the action. Those actions can be any size as long as there is movement. The true results come though from climbing boldly towards your goals, sometimes working over a long period to find the most suitable route to success.

Boldness is not blind optimism, it is the combined commitment of thought, spirit and action towards achieving the desired result. American psychologist Dr. Irene Kassorla identified the following steps on how the bold survive, despite difficult situations.

  • The more trying the times, the harder you need to try
  • Be realistic
  • Don’t hold back
  • Follow your hunches
  • Take one step at a time
  • Keep experimenting
  • Translate your liabilities into assets

You will not necessarily be successful every time you are bold. In fact, some of the most successful people have had many knock-backs before they achieved their success. The key is don’t give up.

So if you have a desire, an idea or a vision then the single best thing you can do is stop dreaming. It is time to take action.

Believe in yourself, make the plan and take it to the world. It may just be that elusive better mousetrap.


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