Once I was in a state of indecision about a matter that involved possible risk. So I went to consult with one of my friends who was little bit older and much wiser than me. On disclosing the matter to him, he thought for a while and wrote something on a piece of paper. He pushed the paper to me confidently. What he wrote was, “Be resolute and a miraculous strength you will achieve to execute your resolution.”
The words my friend had given me were a quotation from a torn newspaper he preserved carefully along with his valuable documents. This made me visualize apparently that when I had dropped out in the past, I allowed the fear of failure bar me from trying at all. Hesitation is the most stupefying of all negative emotions. It can inactivate physical strength and paralize will- power.
Alternately, whenever I had plunged into deep, impelled by a flash of courage or just plain pushed by the rude hands of circumstances, I had always been able to swim until I got my feet on the ground.
‘Being Bold' is not the implification of being reckless or desperate. Boldness means a firm decision, to bite off more than you are sure you can chew. And there is nothing miraculous about the power referred to. They are the latent capacities what all of us possess : energy, skill, discretion, creative ideas etc.
Actually, deliberate decision or bold resolution can create an actual field of emergency to which organism responds. Once I heard a famous traveler say that occasionally a traveler in a desert will reach himself into a point of no return, he can only go ahead. He also told that sometimes he put himself in those kind of situations on purpose. “Then there is nowhere to go but forward”
Admittedly, those particular forces are spiritual ones. They are more important than physical ones. In William Shakespear’s “Hamlet”, it was Hamlet’s indecision & lack of resolution who, in spite of being very powerful in physique and armor, could not kill his enemy - his father’s murderer. Furthermore, he lost all the chances to take revenge.
It's curious how miraculous forces have their counterparts in the physical world. One of my childhood friend was once a soccer player with limited abilities. As I remember today, in a match he was in a position between the goal post and a gigantic player from the opposition team. The fate of the match depended on his immediate action at that right moment because the last whistle was just a few minutes away. The audience were clapping to improve his will-power and there he went - kicking the ball in other direction and thereby hitting the big boy without being hurt. I learnt on that day that if the problems are harder, the will-power must be double. Because physical strength + mental strength has no competition.
This habit, to be bold, can not be acquired overnight. But it can be taught to children and may be developed among adults. It is fueled by self confidence and geared up by courage. However, resolution or boldness, by itself is no guarantee to success. Self confidence, self esteem, self regard and strong resolution separate leaders from ordinary souls. Some people argue that all relative matters must be given enough consideration before taking the final plunge. They give priority to possibilities; 'ifs',' buts' and such other negative factors. But a person with strong mentality will always give priority to positive aspects and then all capacities, factors and forces will automatically push the resolution ahead.