How To Be Bold, Without Being Reckless
BEING BOLD IN BUSINESS MEANS TRUSTING YOUR INTUITION
Steve Jobs said,
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
YOUR INTUITION WON’T ALWAYS HAVE YOU WINNING, BUT IT WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU BOLDLY ENGAGED
Being bold is not something you make happen, it is something you let happen.
You can’t control outcomes but you can be guided authentically and, therefore, boldly.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECKLESS AND BOLD
Reckless doesn’t care about the means or the end, it tends to come from the hopelessness of the loss of authentic guidance.
Bold cares very much about the means and outcomes, it just doesn’t think it can control them.
THE PASSIONATE ENTREPRENEUR ENGAGES FROM A PLACE OF PERSONAL RESONANCE, NOT DOMINANCE
You boldly engage in your venture because you feel called to do it, not because you have calculated that it will give you some kind of advantage
While success in business can have amazing outcomes, for the bold entrepreneur, those outcomes become resources for further engagement, not trophies or judgments defining who they are.
CONSIDER THAT THE PROBLEM YOU THINK YOU NEED TO SOLVE BEFORE YOU CAN BE BOLD, DOESN’T FUNDAMENTALLY REQUIRE A SOLUTION AT ALL.
What matters is your choice in what guides you – rational thinking or your intuition. Rational thinking begins by looking for solutions to vulnerabilities. Intuition boldly puts rational thinking to work engaging in an intuitive direction in which vulnerability is accepted as a given.
As Albert Einstein said:
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.