Smart Vs. Bold

I read in a book recently that, “Often in the real world its not the smart that get ahead, it’s the bold.” Which I’ve seen to be so true as I continue to get older.

“We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet, the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt.”

“…excessive fear and self-doubt {are} the greatest detractors of personal genius.”

Most people “know the answers, yet lack the courage to act on the answer.”

That’s why… “Often in the real world its not the smart that get ahead, it’s the bold.”

What about you? Could you use a little more boldness? Is God calling you to do something and you’re held back by fear?Would you rather be smart or bold? 

–Quotes taken from “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”—Robert T. Kiyosaki

2 Responses to “Smart Vs. Bold”

  • jasonmaxwell says:

    Initially I would say this hinged a lot on the fear of failure. We have so many things going well, and we just hate to screw up a good thing. Looking under the surface though, it wasn’t necessarily a fear problem but faith problem. I would get comfortable in my daily walk, and my “bubble” was great. Then God started to lead me in a new direction, and I hesitated. A small portion was fear of the unknown, but when it came down to it I just didn’t have enough faith that God would see me through the situation. It is a constant battle that I struggle with, and know that I can improve.

    To answer your question, I know in the end I would like to be bold more than be smart, because I fell it is a crucial step in walking by faith. By doing this I know I will fail, but you can’t succeed unless you fail. Being bold, will make you smart. IMO

  • Kara says:

    This is such weird timing!

    I was just reading in Acts how the disciples would pray for boldness… and I’ve noticed recently that when politicians give speeches, they are so confident in their assertions that even if everything they’re saying isn’t necessarily accurate, it’s so easy to believe and trust in because of their boldness.

    I definitely agree.


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