Boldness, Breath And Brevity

You likely know Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” He also said, “The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but never hit softly.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson counseled, “There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer,” and Oscar Wilde added, “Moderation is a fatal thing, nothing succeeds like excess.”

“Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.” You will do well to follow this advice from Baltasar Gracian who also said, “He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.” …