Yes indeed, as the title of this post indicates, Billie Jean King quote will be the last of a long series. Before exploring further these inspiring words, I own you a quick explanation because it’s been over 9 month since my last blog post….
That’s quite a well-earned break which has somehow turned into a lengthily absence. I was busy with a long-term consulting mission, which I’m totally grateful for, because it’s help me figure out the difference between what I don’t want anymore a unfulfilling well paid job, and what I want a rewarding business that is a blessing for others.
At first, I had thought of writing a single post announcing my decision not to publish in English anymore, then I’ve understood that after such a long relationship between us, it was a very brutal end. That’s the reason, in addition to this one, there will be two last articles.
Now back to Billie Jean King’s quote
« Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball. »
Here is the mean reason why I believe in the value of being bold : Clarifying purpose and life priorities. Indeed, when an unexpected diagnosis occurred to me, I had chosen boldness and see the bottle half full in spite of circumstances and medical advice. I chose to leave to the Universe what did not depend on me, and to focus on what I could do. That leads me to ask myself what was important to me, what I would do with my life when I heal. Setting my life priorities definitely helped me persevere and give a reason to persist through difficult times. Officially I am in remission and I still have regular checks to make until 2018, and I keep this boldness mode in my decision-making : every 100 days I set myself small goals to take me a step closer to where I want to be, its forces me to make decisions quickly, even if they need revisions later.
We all experience our fair share of setbacks and disappointments in life, and I’ve found that deciding to be bold empowers me, I feel better, I make more stong decisions and enjoy every single day as a blessing. Being bold has helped me increase my knowledge using those many waiting hours to learn something new, celebrate every accomplishment around the road even the small one, reinforce my belief to nurture my dreams and aspirations.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments on this, you know I appreciate it !