Today’s “Triple P” post is about BOLD PEOPLE.
I know a young lady who is extremely bold. While she may be considered little by her physical stature, she packs a mighty punch because she is simply bold. She is a mini-Hulk in a nice sorta way. She has simply abandoned the whole idea of living to please other people – a trait and characteristic I admire. She don’t take no stuff off of nobody.
Here are a few lessons I’ve learned from her over the years that may help you become more bold in life.
1) BOLD PEOPLE SPEAK UP. We may not always like what people say to us. However, there are times when we need someone to sit us down and tell it like it is. No fancy double talk, no sugar coated words, just plain, straight up, raw, unfiltered real talk. Personally, I welcome constructive criticism and feedback because I believe in constant self improvement. When you have people around you who only say what you want to hear – BEWARE – they are NOT your friend and will betray you in the end. You want people around you who are going to tell you that you have something in your nose, food on your chin, or if your breath smells like a skunks butt.
2) BOLD PEOPLE KNOW WHO THEY ARE. One advantage bold people possess over other people is a strong sense of self awareness. They possess an inherent ability to regulate their self worth based on an internal value system that guides their choices. They understand themselves, and while they are not perfect, they don’t compromise their morals, values, or ethics for anyone. They look in the mirror and like what they see even as the world tries to define them otherwise.
3) BOLD PEOPLE ARE THEIR OWN FIERCEST CRITIC. Because bold people have a heightened sense of self-esteem and awareness they are often harder on themselves. Sure they struggle with change like everyone else, but whether it’s starting a new business, going back to school, or even making a commitment to live in a healthy body, they make the tough calls. Bold people do what is necessary to be successful even if they don’t like it.
TAKEAWAY: Be bold in life. In the end, what do you really have to lose? Use your voice to make a difference. Continue to better your best to create the person and life you deserve. Enter your life experience with assertive bold action.