It’s not the box that society puts us in that limits who we become it’s the box we put ourselves in. We are the primary authors of the thoughts, words, limitations that do the most damage to our possibility.
Every time we take action to unlock the limits and step outside the box is a bold choice. To be bold is to feel my voice shake and say what I know I need to say any way. To be bold is to realize where I am stuck, stagnant, or scared and saying in this moment I will choose something different.
To be bold is to admit that you are scared at times and don’t always know what you are doing. To actually choose. To move. Now. To be bold is to begin to ask different questions. To be awkward. Clumsy in the unknown and find our way. To admit when we are wrong. To ask for help. To open my heart. To listen beyond my first reaction or thought. To be bold takes courage. For real.
I heard a definition for courage today:
Making choices that move us toward our best self.