Be Brave, Be Bold
“Don’t wait for your ship to come in…swim out to it .” – Anonymous
Take the Leap
It’s easy to sit back and wait…for the right moment, the right opportunity, the right job, the right relationship. Waiting for life to happen to us versus opening our hearts and minds to the mystery of life and taking the step to experiment and experience new things. Of course, sometimes it takes courage and bravery to “swim out” into the unknown. And too often, we play it safe and stay in our comfort zone and simply react to what comes our way.
Admittedly, it’s sometimes hard to be bold and take the leap. It’s always important to use some left-brain analytics to flush out ideas to avoid making an irrational decision. Yet, if we create a mindset that many things are possible, we won’t stall out toward inaction and just end up floating through life, our careers, our relationships, waiting and not acting. Talk is easy, ideas are easy, but I for one, love the journey of “swimming out” with the belief that taking thoughtful risks creates growth and ultimately fulfillment. Maybe it’s time to be more proactive. As Harry Truman once said, “Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”