Are You Bold Enough to Bring Your Vision to Life?

Alzati Leadership Blog by Susan Ann Darley

To bring your vision to life it takes… Courage, Strength, Persistence and Patience.
That equals BOLD.

 

Let’s look at Courage first…

Lack of courage can be the downfall of your vision – even before it materializes. Your vision is a personal reflection of who you are. That means you’ll be exposing yourself to others, which means you’ll be wide open to criticism.

 

Ouch! Rejection is uncomfortable. So are unsolicited critiques by “well-meaning” friends. A word to the wise – be careful who you share your ideas with.

 

To deflect the negative arrows, remind yourself of your passion – the fire within that can’t be extinguished by naysayers, especially the ones in your head. Doubts and fears will test your courage. They’ll also give you a valid reason to become a tower of strength. My lead into…

 

Strength…   

Walking down the sidewalk with a friend, he said, “I often wonder why one person falls apart when they see a crack and another simply steps over it?” The online dictionary defines strength as: the inherent capacity to manifest energy, to endure and to resist. Did you notice the word “inherent?” It means an instinctual and innate quality that you’re born with.

 

Perhaps you didn’t even realize – you are strong. You can endure whatever life throws at you. So don’t you dare let anyone or anything prevent you from being who you are and expressing it through your vision. Forward march, which brings me to…

 

Persistence…

Keep stepping over the cracks and don’t look back. Nurture, support and love yourself and your vision unabashedly. Odd statement? I don’t think so. When you have built a firewall of love and support around yourself and your vision, you’re free from harm.

 

That’s means you can go the length – whatever it takes to bring your vision to life. How can you go wrong if you’re secure in who you are? Your belief in yourself will smooth your journey as you travel the miles, scale the mountains and traverse the deserts. You’ll develop staying power, which eventually morphs into…

 

Patience…

One of the most sought after and elusive qualities of human beings. Patience is born and developed in deep waters where stillness lies. It refuses to be ruffled, crash on the sand or part of a riptide. It’s very nature is peace amidst the storm. The gift your vision can give you is discovering patience within yourself – out of necessity.

 

And what if your vision fizzles?

Maybe it was an idea ahead of its time or even behind its time. Or simply wasn’t meant to be. Whatever the reason, what matters is to know that there is no failure…


…except not to try, to hide in fear and run from yourself and your passion.

 

 

 

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