The Effect of not Following Through on Boldness

by Michael Berry on August 24, 2014

It’s interesting that in a bookstore personal development books are in the area of new age material. Isn’t this really old age material?

Boldness would be tantamount to suicide if one did not see that he could get the results he desires.

This is a combination of confidence, vision, focus and the knowledge that once something is started it will be finished in one form or another. If you see that you can handle what you take on, you tend to meet the challenges head on and get them done. You feel like you can do more and more. To others, this shows up as boldness will, but to you, you know you can do it.It is a fact that every healthy baby on the planet is bold enough to do an extremely brash thing–to stand, to step, and eventually to walk when they have absolutely no prior experience from which to draw.

People who are not bold typically become that way by not following through. Because there is no payoff for their investment of effort and resources, they start to feel foolish for trying anything.

These people tend to stay well within an ever contracting comfort zone. They will see the most basic actions taken by someone who gets results as to bold to be safe for them. They become less and less willing to step out and do something new, and they tend to oppose those in their circle of influence who might urge them to do so.

This is how fear sets in and takes control of one’s life. Of course, it isn’t required to take bold decisions in life. But conversely, if decisions that are made are not followed through on, these people often shrink back to and use anger as a tool to keep the world at bay. They feel justified because their decisions do not reap rewards, yet they are blind to the fact that this was caused by their own in action.

The cost of not following through on decisions is pervasive.

Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

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Michael Berry March 28, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for your comments Pastor Sherry. I especially loved it when you said I’m excited about the possibilities in the future. Isn’t that what life should truly be about?

Al October 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

Hey Mike that was a good post. Boldness is so important. Especially if your are going to get things done. Its so easy to stay in our comfort zones even if it cheat us out of our desires.

Michael Berry October 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

You got it Al Yes it is so easy to stay in your comfort zone but nothing gets done when you do.

Jane Araguel October 13, 2011 at 4:39 am

Most people lack boldness and this makes so many people miss out on important things. Being bold is about doing what you are doing with confidence and without fear. This will push you into high levels of success because you have that inner feeling that you can conquer the world. Wonderful post.

Michael Berry October 17, 2011 at 9:22 am

Thanks for your comments Jane.

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