‘’You have a choice: be timid and small, or bold and big!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
‘’ Some mornings I wake up, and my story of the day is already in my mind. On other days, I’ll find a photo and chase the story from what I was doing on stage at that particular moment. That was the case today.
I found this photo, from an event last year – its still one of my favourite stages of all time! The photo itself has two great elements – a slide on a specific theme (big, bold thinking dominates) with a photo layout that itself is big and bold. It’s perfect for a quote.
With the picture as the energy for my imagination, I looked back at the video for the event in question. At that moment, I’m speaking about the fact that we live in an era in which people are making big, bold decisions, about their company, industry or personal life – simply because the accelerated trends of our time allow us to do so.
I often use a phrase in my talk, regardless of the industry – that we will see more change in the next 10 years than we have seen in the last 100. Is it based on pure fact? Maybe not. Is it exactly accurate. In some cases, yes; in others, not. But the fact is, it’s generally accurate, and it certainly grabs the attention of the audience. If that is the foundation of change today, what will you do to align yourself to it? Be bold!
In the era of acceleration, there is no time for being timid – you can’t hold yourself back by being too cautious, worried and scared. It is said that ‘fear is a great motivator,’ and this is often very true. Yet fear is NOT a great motivator for *some* things – it can be the anchor which takes you below the surface and slows you down. It’s better to let big opportunity guide you!’’