Have you ever heard of the poem by Dylan Thomas called “Do not go gentle into that good night”?
If you haven’t, the short summary of it is to tell his dad and well anyone else to rage against old age. Go down swinging essentially. And while I think that is a good thing, why must we wait until we are almost at death’s door to rage?
We should rage now!
Your destiny is predetermined before you were born and at the same time you can choose your own fate. I was born in a poor family but my parents worked hard to teach us class and give us the best education possible. They were bold in assuming that their children would one day change the world for the better. And let’s be honest what parent doesn’t want their children to make the world a better place?
My parents boldness did pay off, all of my siblings are fantastic people who are doing amazing things other than annoying me with pranks and dad jokes.
It’s okay to be afraid
I have been scared entirely too many times in my life. Scared of failure and success. Scared of not being good enough or disappointing those who think highly of me.
It sounds really exhausting doesn’t it?
It is perfectly fine to be afraid, actually it is a natural body reaction to change. You, however, should not be afraid of doing the things needed to make your dream come through. Fear does not make life easier, so face your fears and anxious thoughts with a smile.
Take your fear and learn from it to be better next time around.
What does boldness look like?
The boldness I speak about is neither pride nor arrogance. It is the confidence to do what is necessary for your success and survival.
Being bold carries a heavy responsibility. When you walk with confidence, others will start to follow your lead. No worries you can definitely make mistakes, just remember to acknowledge that you are still a mortal and prone to learning from your own experience.
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light”
“Do not go gentle into that good night”
As always my friends, stay happy, stay healthy, and keep moving forward.