Does fortune really favor the bold?
Yes. Throughout history, the greatest thinkers, inventors, and innovators have been bold in their conventions and not shy about their accomplishments.
Being bold is not just about being loud, it's about being convicted in your efforts and assured in your course. They take the path less traveled in hopes of changing the world and themselves.
It is not the shy, quiet types that stumble into huge success. It is the people who are determined to do something of value and change. If Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill, or George Washington had been meek, the world would be a very different place right now.
Boldness leads to progress and eventually to paradigm shifts on a cultural level. Average is just another way to describe someone who will never make an impact on their society, their business, or the world as a whole.
Complacency leads to mediocrity. Neither of these things has ever led to fortune or to success! It is the people who stand up and demand to be listened to that become the largest agents for change.
Actions speak louder than words!
It is not just the people who say bold things that have success. When people take bold actions the world watches in wonder.
There are people on every corner that see someone's success and mutter "I thought up that idea before they invented."
That might very well be true, but it is the people that take action that reap the rewards. When someone rises to a challenge and makes it their personal mission to solve a specific problem, their boldness drives them to success.
Often times more is lost by indecision than wrong decision. People who are unsure or timid in their actions will never impact the world in a meaningful way.
We have to make bold decisions and take bold actions. Do not sit idling when the world needs agents for change! Decide to be convicted in your goals and then take direct steps towards them.
Are you a follower or a leader?
Sadly, most people will never reach their full potential. They are more comfortable following someone else that has more conviction and more enthusiasm. These followers will also never be wildly successful in anything. People who look to others rarely do anything noteworthy.
If you want to make a lasting impact on society, become successful, or change the world the only way you could possibly accomplish this is by being bold.
Be BOLD in your actions because fortune favors the BOLD!