Boldness, audacity, chutzpah, sisu

Linda LaitalaBusiness, Employees, Management, Marketing, SalesLeave a Comment

No matter what you call it, it implies a person willing to take risks, try the untried, improve on the unproven.  Bold people are open to new ideas, willing to try new things and imagine possibilities.

Chutzpah is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad.  The Yiddish word has been “Americanized” to describe courage, determination and passion in a person. 

The Finnish use the word “sisu”.  The term denotes stoic determination, resilience and hardiness.  Sisu is the grim, gritty, white-knuckle form of courage; it is taking action against the odds, displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of danger.

You may not see yourself as bold, but maybe you are.  Do you:

•Lead and encourage others?
•Initiate growth?
•Try new things?
•Listen and learn from the innovators?
•Imagine possibilities that don’t yet exist?
•Seek out new ideas?
•Realize failure is a necessary part of the process?

Take stock of what you’ve accomplished this year and consider the potential for the future. (2018 is only 23 days away).  Your feats may not be as news worthy as digging a tunnel to get to your office, flying a stunt plane, or leaping tall buildings in a single bound but acknowledging what you’ve accomplished has the power to change your life.  As you do so, you may realize that along the way you may have improved many other lives as well.

The road is easier together,

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