Intentional Spirit: LIVE BOLDLY

Numerous actors, athletes and performers have told us of the years it took to develop and to be recognized for their abilities.

We forget sometimes, especially as we get older, how long it takes to become really great and dynamic at something. The people that tend to achieve their goals are the people that are willing to be uncomfortable and rejected at times. I remember reading somewhere along the way that the Beatles were told early in their career that no one would be interested in one more rock and roll group. Of course, we know the outcome of that story!

Give a few minutes every day to the goal or the project and pay attention to the people and events that will start coming together in a new way. Take a small risk in a new direction and see if life meets you halfway. Do not be concerned with the fear that naturally comes with it. Too many people stop a new adventure because of the inability to feel vulnerable. Often fear and vulnerability are interpreted as stopping points when they really mean, “This is it.” If odd feelings of love and chemistry stopped us, very few of us would be married today to our incredible beloveds.

Vulnerability leads to greatness.

When I first started to speak, I was terrified of being in front of an audience. I was a ministerial student in Science of Mind and I would ask the teacher not to call upon me. My legs would shake, I would get sick, I would hope events would cancel and I wouldn’t have to speak. My mind conjured up everything worrisome and fearful imaginable.

One day, I woke up and realized that if I was going to make a living as a speaker, as a minister delivering a message on Sundays, I had to release the drama playing out in my mind or I was going to be really unwell, living a long and painful life. Once I shifted my thoughts and focused on improving my public speaking rather than avoiding it, I overcame my fears and the SHIFT occurred. Today, I am the total opposite and embrace every opportunity to speak in front of an audience.

What do you dare to do? How can you take a new step in that direction?
You can allow it to happen through you.

This article is an excerpt from my new book: Being A Difference Maker: A Guide For Living Life Out Loud.

Loving Life,


In her latest offering of spiritual treasures, Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes sets out to energize readers in coming alive with passion in "Being a Difference Maker: A Guide for Living Life Out Loud."


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