Learn To Be Brave
What is bravery means to you?
Does it means that doing something heroic – to fight crime or save someone’s life?
It would be terrific if you can do that. But in real life, we rarely see this kind of situations that you have to perform such act.
In real life bravery means:
- learn to say NO to someone
- say you are sorry when you did something wrong
- ask a stranger for help
- start a business, which you do not know if it will be successful or not
- tell others that you don’t know something which everyone knew
- to fall in love and don’t know if you have make the right choice
- to learn something and you know that it will requires a lot of hard work
- and many other things
If you have this bravery in you, what would you be able to achieve?
I could tell you that you might not achieve anything. But at the end of the day, you tell yourself that you have done it – and you are proud of it, even if you failed.
You know the most common regret before a person dies is they regret that they have not done what they wanted to do, also they live a life of the lie and they do not follow their heart.
Here is a short story…………
Old Man A said,”I wish I had built a company many years ago when I had the chance.”
Old Man B replied, “Did you? Tell me about it.”
“Yes, back in 1973. A friend of mine told me about an idea he had,” said Old Man A. “I looked at his proposal, and it seems to be workable. Somehow, I didn’t do it for some reasons (too ashamed to tell B that he chickened out). Later on, my friend started the company and made a lot of money.”
“I did that. I built a company,” said Old Man B calmly.
“You did what!” asked Old Man A. He was so surprised to hear that.
“Well, I started a company when I was twenty-five,” replied Old Man B. “The company was doing very well and I was making heaps of money. So much money that you can’t even imagine. But the company collapsed later on because I made a few wrong decisions. That was history, I think the company worth about 250 million dollars before it collapsed. Now I have nothing!”
“Ah…..,” said Old Man A. He was lost for words.
If you can choose, which one would you wants to be? A or B?
For me, I would choose to be Old Man B. Even though he failed, but at the end of the day he has done it. There is no regret. So before you died, you wouldn’t say to yourself that you have done nothing.
So, if you are thinking about doing something. Don’t hesitate, go for it. We came to this world to live our life, to experience. When you have experience nothing, it is a waste. Go out and do it, fall in love, start a company, have kids, learn something new or make some friends, etc.
Be brave and you should received.
What is the difference between a professor of economic and a businessman?
A professor has all the knowledge, but he could not find the bravery to start a company.
The businessman might not have enough knowledge, but he has the gut to do it.
So be brave and live your life free.
Worry and fear only exist in our mind, it is unreal unless you let them immobilize you.