I took this photo at a cafe in Barcelona, Spain. The message “Be Bold” has been an important mantra I carried with me since I left Singapore 20 years ago. It helps me when I am scared.
I remember before I left I came across an article in a magazine about being brave, being out of the box and believing in oneself. Many years later, while I was living in NYC, I came across this passage that further reinforced my mantra “Be Bold.” I hope it will bring you strength and inspiration in your everyday living.
From William H Murray, A Scottish Mountain Climber and author:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”