Imagine that you’re sitting in front of a big screen and your future begins to play out in front of you. You see your happy moments, your exciting times, and also the low, the bad and forgettable moments. You see opportunities and pitfalls. You see pathways to greatness and even the consequences of inaction. You will soon begin to realize that the variable in your future is Choice. It’s however important to understand what drives our choices.

Here’s a thought. If the future is guaranteed, and your purpose is established, it changes the way you approach life. It is those who have no hope about tomorrow who miss their moments and even ignore the people who have been placed on their path of destiny.

Life is one big adventure but adventurers who travel deep into the unknown are risk takers. They have a clear vision of their intention and often prepared for the physical and mental hardships they will face on their journey.

Being bold means you are willing to take risks.

How are you approaching the future? Will you be the Bold, the Brave or the Brash. The bold adventurer sees the beauty in the world and sees opportunity in everything. The bold will boisterously present a terrifying vision and jump right into making it happen. They are magnetic people and attract others to their dreams.

Being bold means you are willing to take risks. It’s being confident in yourself and in the future. It’s about having a positive outlook on life.

What about the brave? Being Brave is really a matter of choice. It may come to some more easily by nature or by temperament but kudos to those who against all odds and against all opposition, dare to dream big. Bravery is a requirement for leadership and for greatness.

Brave people do fail but it is in this very state where champions are made.

Two words that are used interchangeably with bravery are courage and valor. It confirms that there is an existent threat, or danger. That’s why being Brave is so powerful. It doesn’t deny the problems but it is a deliberate decision to step forward and go forward.

Brave people do fail but it is in this very state where champions are made. The greatest people in history were Brave men and women who were afraid, had doubts and fears yet they stood against evil and fought for generations unborn.

Now let’s talk about the brash and this one, you must avoid at all costs. [clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]A brash person leaps without looking. Some mistake this for boldness or bravery but it is false.[/clickandtweet] It’s a gamblers throw of the dice. It’s building ones future on luck and yes, your luck will run out.

Being brash is arrogance and ignorance on steroids. It’s not counting the cost before jumping into a new venture. It’s living life on false hope and swimming in a river without looking at the warning signs.

These three concepts will present themselves to you in this new year. Sometimes you will be tempted to rush into things to avoid missing opportunities. At other times, you will be faced with seemingly insurmountable odds and there’s always the temptation to prove you can do something.

I’m challenging you to be Bold and Brave. To have a vision and to ‘boldly’ step out with a valiant heart. There will be challenges but you’re a winner. You have to choose to win.

Here’s to Bold, the Brave and the Brash but I recommend a perfect mix of being bold and being Brave. [clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]Being bold will help you start the journey; being Brave will help you finish it.[/clickandtweet]

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