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Keller on Boldness

Security is mostly an illusion. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

—Helen Keller (1920; Public Domain)

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Boldness be my friend.

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (Public domain)

…It is so easy to remain in our comfort zone, maintain the status quo. But, in the eloquent words of Pope Benedict XVI, “you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness.” Greatness in your own unique way.

If we don’t push the boundaries of our little comfort bubble, our mind begins to atrophy. Our dreams wither and our ambitions die a slow death. But, if we live with a calculated, controlled boldness, something amazing happens. First—and this is the hard part—we face immediate resistance. We open ourselves up to criticism and the unknown. It is not easy and it is not comfortable. However, if we maintain our bold mindset in the face of this resistance, we suddenly begin to experience life once again. That spark, that excitement, that passion we used to feel all the time when we were younger.

When we live with boldness as our friend, we still may not end up precisely where we set out for, but the Journey will have been incredible.

MSH

 

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It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate, than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

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Herodotus (b: 485 BC, photo: public domain)

…this is always a better choice than inaction, though it may take some time for us to realize it.

MSH

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Freedom lies in being bold.

Frost, Robert 2

—Robert Frost

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No Ruminating

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.

Rogers, Will

—Will Rogers

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If everything is under control, you are going too slow.

Andretti, Mario

—Mario Andretti

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Out of the Darkness

The best way out is always through.

Passage from the dark world to the light

—Robert Frost

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