There might be times when you have stayed quiet when you had something to say, ignore your intuition when you wanted to take any action or hold back when you knew it’s time to move forward.
Being shy, hesitant, and passive can run you the risk of leading a boring life that is marked by unfulfilled goals. In order to avail of the unlimited opportunities that life offers, you have to be courageous. You have to exercise that courage so that you can live up to your full potential and leave a mark on this world.
When you leave a courageous life, you feel alive! You need to develop a bolder attitude. Following are a few ways you can do so:
1- Taking more risks:
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the greater risk is not taking the risks in life. The world is changing rapidly and by not taking risks, you are destined to fail. The world today exaggerates the riskiness of making certain moves and underestimates the opportunities that they offer. Instead of focusing on the negative consequences, you need to be able to take the right kinds of risks that provide you with the right kind of opportunities.
2- Increase self-efficacy:
The risks that you take in life make you improve in many areas of your life. It is because life itself is an experiment, the more you explore it the more you learn. The lessons that you learn to increase your confidence and self-efficacy. You become trained by taking smaller risks before taking the major ones.
3- Be okay to fail:
You must know that failure is a part of life. Instead of feeling defeated, come up with a plan on how to handle the loss. Be mentally prepared for making positive risk-taking decisions and do not fear the uncertainty.
4- Take action:
Sometimes you take a lot of time for making big decisions. That sends your mind into constant frustration and anxiety. Sometimes it is best to just listen to your gut and make the decision.
5- Embrace trial and error:
Many people avoid taking risks because they have been indoctrinated into thinking that the worst thing to do is to make a mistake. But bold people don’t see mistakes this way and embrace trial and error completely.
6- Learning through adversity:
When you live like a bold person, you keep on trying new ideas and combinations till you find what actually works. You respond to adversity by thinking creatively and not allowing hardships to derail your motivation.
Becoming bolder requires you to commit fully to learning and growing through adversity and facing the inevitable setbacks. When you take risks, you prepare yourself for success through every difficulty and opportunity and achieve great things.