I don’t follow the status quo. It leads to mediocrity. If you want to accomplish exceptional things in your life, then you need to think bigger, better, BOLDER.

Why are we discouraged from being bold? Because it might not work out. We might fail, get hurt, experience disappointment. But I don't think our purpose here on this life is to not fail. I believe we - each of us - are meant to excel, to be great. 

I think for myself. This is the first step to leading a bold life. There are a lot of people out there, and most of them want you to agree with them and do what they want you to do. If you want to be in control of your destiny, start by thinking for yourself.

How has taking bold action helped YOU steer your life in the direction you want? Post your comments below.

Original publish date: November 23, 2010