Ruben and I saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” last night. LOVED it — the message, the photography and the clever effects using words in odd places. The story resonated because you and I am on the same journey: from safe to real.
Full Disclosure: We also saw the Justin Bieber movie this week and loved it too. (My stepdaughter says we are too old for Justin Bieber. Maybe that’s why we were the only ones in the audience over age 11.)
What is the real value in learning to be more brave (or intrepid?)
What would happen (just imagine the possibilities) if you were intrepid enough to …
- Confront the annoying colleague before he got on your last nerve?
- Admit you didn’t have the answer?
- Ask her for that appointment?
- Take responsibility for that new little project?
- Request a change in your compensation?
- Go to bed early one night?
- Try that thing one more time?
- Sign up for that class?
- Tackle that task before it becomes a crisis?
- Stand out instead of fitting in?
- Stop trying to be perfect and just be the best you instead?
- Stop trying to avoid disappointment?
- Go for what you really want, not for what you think you can get?
My grandmother was a friend of Mary Kay Ash. They worked for Stanley Home Products together for awhile, back in the day before MK created her cosmetics company. She truly lived what she taught, which was “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash.
Seth Godin says, “It’s possible that your next frontier isn’t to get more efficient, it’s to get more brave intrepid.” (He actually used “brave,” I prefer “intrepid.)
How can becoming (even) more intrepid benefit you? That might change the world!
Another way to see it is to consider what you would do if you knew you would succeed at it?