Cowards die many times before dying; the valiant never tastes death but once. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
We must recalibrate our full mindset toward advancement as we overcome our inner demons and overcome fear. A courageous life and continual progress must be ours. The majority of people in the world do not advance at a speed that is compatible with their abilities. Since they haven’t mastered themselves, they lack the personal power to direct their energy. They are not able to fully realize their dreams due to wrong thinking and weak will. It’s like watching a cheetah plod lazily its entire life, never bursting and leaping with the staggering speed within its reach.
Reclaiming our power requires an instant shift in our perception of how much influence we have over our reality. Neither our circumstances nor our potential in life are fixed. Our lives can be crafted through disciplined learning, initiative, self-aplomb, and the belief that we can bend reality to fit our preferences. Neither permission nor perfect timing can be waited for any longer. It is instead essential for us to be courageous and self-sufficient, able to move forward at a moment’s notice.
Our ability to innovate and serve depends on our ability to see the struggle as positive and necessary. It is also important to realize that everything we need is already within us in the Now. This world is filled with abundance, and everything we need to begin the journey to a free and fulfilling life is already available.
Nevertheless, our lives can be filled with inspiration and happiness that are unimaginable to timid masses if we live by these beliefs. It is challenging because we have been taught that bold action and swift progress are dangerous and reckless. Making any new or notable or meaningful contribution requires a certain amount of insanity and recklessness.
However, without a little recklessness, what great things have ever been accomplished?Across the seas, ending slavery, rocketing man into space, building skyscrapers, decoding the genome, starting new businesses, and innovating entire industries required recklessness. It is reckless to attempt something that has never been done before, to challenge convention, and to begin before all conditions and preparations have been perfected. However, the bold are aware that one must start to win.
As well as understanding the significance of risk, they also know that any real reward requires some level of risk. It’s always reckless to plunge into the unknown, but that’s where the treasure is. There is limiting advice shrouding even intelligent conversations about success today. Countless people have lost all ambition for change and greatness after heeding the advice of “realists” and those who represent the status quo and advocate setting safe and “smart” goals.
Keep in mind, that smart goals, however, are frequently small ones, utterly predictable and absurdly measured plans for people who need security and certainty so much they can’t even venture out into the uncharted territories of progress and vision. There has never been a great leap forward or innovation stemming from a predictable path or a goal that was immediately “attainable” or “realistic.” It is rare for these types of ideas or goals to ever spark the imagination or ignite the human spirit.
The culture we live in is filled with tasks, spreadsheets, and work plans that do not inspire passion, drive, or courage. Under no circumstances should we allow ourselves to settle on a vision, calling, or change that is based on popular opinion as opposed to our own heart if we want true change and ownership. When someone is truly free, they do not fear bringing forth a desire that is unbounded and even scares them a bit; something that will push them into the stratosphere of the extraordinary, something that will challenge them and accelerate them.
Therefore, a mindset of bold action is critical to our destiny. Power comes from repeatedly choosing recklessness that allows us to be vulnerable, genuine, and brave in pursuit of our dreams. We should not care what society says about possible or prudent actions when our hearts ache for growth.
Let’s decide what risks are worth taking for ourselves. The meaning of progress in life surely goes beyond lethargically moving forward. Let’s start the journey without knowing where it will lead. Let us accept the fact that we are reckless and crazy and celebrate the fact that we won’t become cowards. Finally, let’s declare, we will advance with abandon.