Be Bold and Listen to the Profound Words of My 6-Year Six Old Sister.
I have heard these two words so many times over the last few weeks; it is about time that I write a blog post about them.
When I first heard my friend say, Be Bold, I laughed at him, saying the words sounded like a cheesy Nike slogan. As the weeks past, I proceeded to hear them over and over again by various other sources.
After hearing the words, several more times, they stuck, and I started to think that maybe there was a reason why I kept hearing them.
Life is so short. Why not be bold? What is the worst that could happen?
Shortly after my musings of what it meant to be bold, I was struck by a conversation I had, had with my step-mom about my little sister. She told me that she was reading a lot better, now. I asked her why and she told me what N had told her, “Mommy it’s ok to make mistakes.”
Once N had figured out that it was ok to make mistakes, her reading quickly improved.
She was no longer bound by the fear that she had to be perfect.
She had discovered, at 6 years old, that the worst thing that could happen would be that she might make a mistake…and that was ok.
….and you know what her BOLDNESS allowed her to do?
She conquered her fears, read more than she had before, and learned, probably unknowingly, an invaluable life lesson.
Be Bold like my six year old sister.
Regardless of whether “Be Bold” sounds like a cheesy Nike slogan, or not, maybe we should, “Just do it.”
What is that thing you have been over-thinking about doing? or trying? or being?
Until next time, follow your own Helpless Wanderlust.
Bisous from Paris. xoxo
“Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist; on a significant bases of reality, the imagination spins, weaving new patterns; a mixture of memories, experiences, free fancies, incongruities and improvisations.”