Being Bold

Action With Boldness and Judgement

“If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.”

When you enter with boldness you are going on the aggressive. You’re playing offense instead of defense. This may be one of the most important laws for young men and women of our generation because a lot of them are soft, entitled, and undisciplined. Most of us who have grown up in this degeneration for the past 2 decades have been extremely privileged with the abundance of resources we have free easy access to. The majority of us have not experienced any wars, economic collapses, or extreme suffering.

We live in a time right now where it’s never been easier to run and create your own business and lead the life of an entrepreneur, the following quote applies to that life.

Many of us spend great amounts of time planning even the most minute and insignificant tasks in order to chase the impossible pursuit of perfection. More often than not it’s wiser to move forward with any decision, rather than hesitate on no-decision.

“On the plains of hesitation lay the bleached bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and in waiting died.” — Sam Ewing

Execution is everything.

be quick or be dead

The Story of Huh Saeng

Below is the story from Korea, maybe many of us had read it. Well, there is no harm in re-reading again and for that first-timer, I hope this story gets mapped. It has a good lesson if you are able to grab it, trust me it does work. Smart people always ask for help if they need it, stupid don’t either because of their ego or they think they mind feel inferior asking for help.

In a small cottage made up of straw in the Namsan Valley there lived a poor couple, Mr. and Mrs. Huh Saeng. The husband confined himself for seven years and only read books in his cold room…. One day his wife, all in tears, said to him: “Look here, my good man! What is the use of all your book reading? I have spent my youth washing and sewing for other people and yet I have no spare jacket or skirt to wear and I have had no food to eat during the past three days. I am hungry and cold. I can stand it no more!” … Hearing these words, the middle-aged scholar closed his book… rose to his feet and… without saying another word, he went out of doors…. Arriving in the heart of the city, he stopped a passing gentleman.

“Hello, my friend! Who is the richest man in town?”Poor countryman! Don’t you know Byôn-ssi, the millionaire?

His glittering tile-roofed house pierced by twelve gates is just over there.”Huh Saeng bent “his steps to the rich man’s house. Having entered the big gate, he flung the guest-room door open and addressed the host:

“I need 10,000 yang for capital for my commercial business and I want you to lend me the money.”

“Alright, sir. Where shall I send the money?”

“To the Ansông Market in care of a commission merchant.”

“Very well. sir. I will draw on Kim, who does the biggest commission business in the Ansông Market. You’ll get the money there.”

“Good-bye. sir.”

When Huh Saeng was gone, all the other guests in the room asked Byôn-ssi why he gave so much money to a beggarlike stranger whose family name was unknown to him. But the rich man replied with a triumphant face:

“Even though he was in ragged clothes, he spoke clearly to the point without betraying shame or inferiority, unlike common people who want to borrow money for a bad debt. Such a man as he is either mad or self-confident in doing business. But judging from his dauntless eyes and booming voice he is an uncommon man with a superhuman brain, worthy of my trust“I know money and I know men. Money often makes a man small, but a man like him makes big money. I am only glad to have helped a big man do big business.”

When asking for something, many often approach with an air of timidity. Huh Saeng entered with such audacity and confidence he caught everyone off guard and got exactly what he came for. This story is not included so you can go out and start asking for money from strangers in the hope they say yes. It’s here to show you that directing your boldness and audacity into something you chasing can dramatically increase your likelihood of attaining it.


“Most of us are timid. We want to avoid tension and conflict and we want to be liked by all. We may contemplate a bold action but we rarely bring it to life. We are terrified of the consequences, of what others might think of us, of the hostility we will stir up if we dare go beyond our usual place. Although we may disguise our timidity as a concern for others, a desire not to hurt or offend them, in fact, it is the opposite — we are really self-absorbed, worried about ourselves and how others perceive us. Boldness, on the other hand, is outer-directed, and often makes people feel more at ease since it is less self-conscious and less repressed.”

Timidity and awkwardness are never celebrated. The who one enters with boldness and courage always wins.

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