Sunday, November 12, 2006

What Would You Do If You Were Brave?

I'm in the middle of my radio show (Sundays at 11 a.m. Central at www.ndsu.edu/webradio) and I'm listening again to the song I'm playing called "If I Were Brave" by Jana Stanfield, and I'm challenging my listeners to respond here to the question:

What would you do if you were brave?

What if there were no boundaries and you could do or be anything? What does your heart call you to be???

Let's create something HUGE!!

8 Comments:

At 6:49 AM, Blogger mitch matthews said...

Couldn't agree more!

Plus... what a GREAT question to ponder... and you know that I am a HUGE fan of good questions.

Oh... and what would I do?

I would love more, better and with reckless abandon!

Hmmmmmm... that's a good goal for me today!

Thanks for the challenge.

Keep up the good work Jodee... and thanks for reconnecting!

 
At 12:03 PM, Anonymous marsha said...

If I were brave....I'd have the strength to stand up and voice my opinion.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger Jodee said...

Thanks so much, Mitch & Marsha, for accepting the challenge! My question back for each of you is:

How might I support you in actually taking a step toward acting on your answer???

Marsha: I've found that taking baby steps toward voicing my opinion (and practicing on people I don't know, which has been less intimidating) was a great way to begin. I've discovered that there are MANY people out there who share my opinion, but have been too afraid themselves to voice it - so now I kind of become their spokesperson! I'm betting that could be true for you, too. Maybe they're just waiting for you to help them be brave!

Mitch - I'm betting your close family and friends will be excited by your goal! Please let me know how it goes!

Kudos to both of you!!!

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Kevin Salwen said...

Jodee, I love this question. Most of us end up sleep-walking through chunks of our career (that's the area we focus on at Motto, so that's my frame of reference in this comment) because we are so afraid of what's on the other side. "I can't quit my job to look for something that better matches my soul because... (insert fear-based concern here)."

It takes bravery to walk where you haven't been before, to face the unknown. It takes bravery sometimes to let the real you shine. It takes bravery to act in ways counter to what your parents, friends, mentors have advised. It takes bravery to trust your gut over others'. Great living takes bravery, I think.

Just posing the question is a great place to start, Jodee. Kudos to ya!

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Jodee said...

Kevin:

Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments and your ability to put into words what so many of us might not be able to articulate about what might hold us back.

Identifying our fears is the first step to determining whether or not they are really valid. Only then can we determine an alternate route and choose something new.

I'm such a fan of Motto - and love your writing, too. Thanks so much for your comments!

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Kevin Salwen said...

Shucks, Jodee, if you're going to flatter me like that, I might have to come back to your blog more often. :-))

 
At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Sara Lewis said...

Terrific Idea. I listened to the song and liked the lyrics that said
"What if we're all meant to do what we secretly dream? What would you ask if you knew you could have anything? Like the mighty oak sleeps in the heart of a seed, are there miracles in you and me?"

It certainly reminds me that there is lots of potential in me that I have yet to unleash and to be bold and try something out of my comfort zone, in essence be brave. And that these things generally start out as small seeds that are developed over time into something quite beautiful much like the Oak tree.

Thanks for the great post.

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Jodee Bock said...

Thanks for finding this post 2 years later, Sara! This song has been and remains very important to me - I'm glad you're enjoying it, too! Unleash that potential, Girl!!

 

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