How To Be Bold

For most of us, being bold doesn’t come naturally. Sure, we all have moments of boldness, but living life without fear or trepidation takes hard work and serious preparation. 

So where do we start? 

Easy. If you want to become bold, if you want to feel more secure in who you are and what you can do, the first step is finding the right inspiration. That’s why we’ve collected a few of our favorite quotes from bold thinkers, doers, and makers.

From Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is known for thinking outside the box. When he says “what we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do,” he’s talking about those big, transformative changes. Maybe you fear asking for a promotion, or quitting your day job to pursue your passion, but no matter the case, Ferriss has spent a long time writing (and talking) about how each of us can find the motivation to become a better person. 

Which is why Ferriss is such a great writer to look to if being bold, for you, means getting into shape. 

It sounds incredible, but Tim Ferriss’s cult-favorite book — The 4-Hour Body — delivers. Thoroughly researched, this book helps you figure out the best what, when, and how to eat and exercise. It'll take a little more than 4 hours, but Ferriss’s advice will get you fit, and fast.

From Charles Duhigg

In his latest book — Smarter Faster Better — Charles Duhigg uses anecdotes to teach insightful lessons. In doing so, Duhigg creates a roadmap for increasing productivity that will help you in the office, on the field, and at home. At the core of his advice, Duhigg urges the reader to create and maintain positive habits. 

If you want to be bold, developing a good habit might just do the trick. 

And when Duhigg says “If you believe you can change — if you can make it a habit — the change becomes real,” he’s not just spouting poetic niceties. He’s referencing cutting-edge scientific studies on behavioral psychology, as outlined in his book The Power of Habit. Listen to this book if you want to make being bold a habit. 

From Elle Luna

The search for meaning is universal. We’ve all, at some point in our lives, wondered what our purpose was. The answer is different for everyone, because purpose can be defined in innumerable ways. But that quest, that search for meaning, is something that everyone can relate to. 

And finding the answer to that question is the goal of Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must. It’s a guide to not only finding your passion, but also a guide for pursuing it boldly. 

Which is why when Luna says “when you’re stuck, when you need a jolt, when you crave to see things from a new perspective, it’s time to play,” she’s talking about being bold. You might not think of “play” as an act of boldness, but consider how you feel when you play. You feel carefree, you feel worry free, you’re having fun, and you’re acting boldly. That’s how you know you’ve found your life’s passion: when pursuing it feels a fun and exciting as playing.

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