Out with the old, in with the...bold?

You only get one life to live, so make it a good one. In order to successfully go after your dreams, you may need to take a few more risks and get way outside of your comfort zone at times. But first, remember that thoughts create action -- here are 17 quotes to inspire a powerfully new bold mindset that will lead you to the success you desire in your life and work.

1. "It's only by being bold that you get anywhere." -- Richard Branson

2. "No amount of security is worth the suffering of a life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams." -- Kent Nerburn

3. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4. "There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing." -- Aristotle

5. "I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." -- Diane Ackerman

6. "Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid." -- Dorothea Brande

7. "Don't let your fear paralyze you. The scariest paths often lead to the most exciting places." -- Lori Deschene

8. "Taking bold focused action creates explosive results." -- John Di Lemme

9. "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." -- Salvador Dali

10. "I would rather be a hot mess of bold action, a make it happen learn on the fly kind of person, than a perfectly organized coward." -- Brendon Burchard

11. "Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination." -- Benjamin Disraeli

12. "Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." -- Neil Gaiman

13. "Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us." -- Steven Pressfield

14. "Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." -- George Addai

15. "Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future." -- Swami Vivekananda

16. "Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending." -- Jim Hensen

17. "The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock." -- Tony Gaskins

Published on: Nov 12, 2018
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