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The Boldness WorkoutStrengthening the “Boldness Muscle”

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.

—OVID

THE BIG IDEA

To build boldness, you must choose your response before a decision is thrust upon you.

I have had to come to grips with an unpleasant reality over the last several years: I’m not as young as I once was, and my body can no longer perform the superhuman feats that I imagine it once did.

A few years back, I was invited to take part in a pickup soccer scrimmage, a “friendly” event at a local high school on a Saturday morning. What I was not told was that this game was putting up a bunch of hacks like me against the varsity soccer team from that local high school as a way for the very talented young men to practice ...

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