I often recommend the book, “The One Minute Millionaire” to people who are first thinking about transitioning from a salaried job to more meaningful work.
Reading it is like wiping the grime off a dirty window. It helps you see a bigger future – what’s not only probable, but possible. Sometimes it even helps you see the impossible.
But more than seeing something bigger, it helps them think bolder, and that’s where the magic happens.
The word “bold” is exciting. It seems daring, aggressive – something reserved for swashbuckling power players and adventure-seekers.
It hints at mountain climbing, African safaris, and high-stakes entrepreneurial ventures. Bold people are larger than life and we are drawn to them for their energy.
Bold means “fearless and daring; courageous.”
If you were to only think “bigger” you might miss something grander, focusing on the same future, only more of it. You might be lulled into only expanding the vision you currently have, limiting your possibilities to what you already know.
But when you think “bolder” you are asking your mind to be more fearless and daring in what you imagine for yourself. You’re asking yourself to leap the chasm, not just stare at it.
Of course, there are drawbacks.
Being bold means you have to release your right to be scared.
If you’re thinking bolder, you’ll have to rattle the comfort zone of other people in your life. People don’t like it when you try to get out of your box and they will sabotage your efforts.
Don’t let them.
If you’re thinking bolder, you’ll have to step out in faith (the epitome of being fearless) believing you are never called to fail, only to succeed on a massive scale.
You have already been given everything you need to succeed. This too will annoy others.
Don’t let that stop you.
Your dream is bigger than your fear and it’s time to start doing something about that. Think bigger. Think bolder. Think like the rockstar millionaire you were meant to be!