Being Brave

Will we spend a lifetime holding back because we are afraid to go first?

Tell the truth painting
The truth can set us free. It can also hurt us. We must decide.


Just had a moment…

Skimming through some LinkedIn updates it occurs to me that we may be habitually dwelling on quotes and idealistic stories from great companies, as well as the latest research studies on high performing teams.

And then instead of using this to initiate healthy change in ourselves, we use it as another unhealthy brick added to the wall that holds us back for “being the change we wish to see”.

Instead, we find one more piece of evidence against our dysfunctional leadership team. One more reason to laser focus on the change that’s not happening with someone else.

Will we spend a lifetime holding back because we are afraid to go first?

And will we never notice the daily missed opportunities?




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.