GO BOLD or Go Home: MNN Staff
It’s one thing to go for it, right to the edge of our comfort zone, but not risking it all either.
It’s another thing to not risk enough because we are afraid to face the unknown.
But it’s the enormous risk, the one that throws all caution to the wind, the one where we GO BOLD with no idea or care about the outcome that makes the difference.
It’s an instinct, a burning desire that drives us forward regardless of consequence. We just have to do it. Sound ridiculous? Sometimes. Sometimes not.
It’s in going BOLD that sets the most successful apart from the rest of us. It always has and it always will.
And while you are probably thinking of the formula
SUCCESS = MONEY
This is not always the case.
Let’s look at a few examples of both.
As Fortune magazine wrote about in their book,
it was the BIG, BOLD business decisions that changed the course of business.
Take Henry Ford, for example. If he hadn’t increased, doubled actually, the wages of his workers, then how could they afford one of his cars? Brilliant! Build and buy!
Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, started Pixar, sold it for a fortune and then when Apple was floundering, they brought him back in. The rest is history.
We love the fact that Jobs dropped out of college because he didn’t want to waste his parent’s money. College held no meaning for Jobs because he didn’t know yet where his meaning was. But he liked the feel of being on campus, and so, he stuck around.
Jobs got permission to audit classes that actually interested him, like calligraphy.
If it hadn’t been for his BOLD decision to drop out of school and then take a calligraphy class, would we have the plethora of beautiful fonts on our computers that we have today? Would we have the simple, clean and classic designs that come with every Apple product if he hadn’t learned how to make precise, clean, ink swept letters of black on white? We wonder…
How about Alex Honnold? He was the first rock climber who climbed El Capitan (3,000-foot) natural rock wall in Yosemite, without ropes. They made a movie about him.
On The MISOGI METHOD podcast, you can hear an interview with Brittni Hutton, whose goal was to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Track and Field Trials in something, some race. We saw her training in Santa Barbara, at ocean level, between her mountain treks where the air is thinner.
Guess what? She did it! In the marathon. We can’t wait to watch her. She is traveling around the country with her fiance and coach, in a decked-out Sprinter van. She’s running everywhere. And we know she’ll be ready. Money? Not much. Heart? More than most.
So if you are thinking of leapfrogging your life forward in a positive way, whether it be business, health, relationships, or your own wellbeing, think about going BOLD. As long as you have the positive intent and do not wish or inflict harm on anyone, including yourself, it just may be your time.