Be bold!

Bold has two slightly different meanings depending on whether it’s applied to a person or to an object. This is really interesting because I wonder if we tend to confuse the two.

An object displays boldness on the outside – having a strong, vivid or clear appearance. And conjures up the idea of being striking, eye-catching and conspicuous. That’s the only way it can be bold…

On the other hand real boldness in people comes from within. It’s showing a willingness to take risks, to be confident and courageous. It’s not something we try to put on – that’s just being brash. It’s cultivated inside and becomes the natural expression of who we are if we embrace it.

Be bold. Or to quote Bernadette Jiwa  “You don’t need to compete when you know who you are.