Be Brave Not Safe – Defined

My wife asked, “Have you told everyone what “Be Brave Not Safe” is supposed to mean?”

Since my answer was “No”, I figured there is no time like the present.

In my introductory post I outlined the purpose of this blog.

I’ll start by sharing where the phrase originated…A local rock band (KaelumWay), who I absolutely love, just released a new song (Overthrow) with lyrics (I’d rather be brave than safe), that provided inspiration for the name of the blog.

Now, let’s define this phrase (Be Brave Not Safe) by chopping it into its 2 parts (brave and safe).

I like the Dictionary.com definition of brave: possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

The term “safe”, for the purpose of this blog, refers to:

  • Taking the path of least resistance
  • Staying put in an unfulfilling (even bad) situation because it is “easier” to stay the same vs. making a change
  • Doing things just because everyone else is
  • Not doing things (that could be done to achieve our goals and dreams) because of F.E.A.R. (false evidence appearing real)

It is my hope that this blog inspires and educates others to Be Brave (possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance towards the achievement of their goals and dreams) Not Safe (not taking the path of least resistance).

Makes me think of a quote:

Do what you need to do as quickly as possible so that you can do what you want to do for as long as possible. ~ Author Unknown.

That’s it in a nutshell.

5 thoughts on “Be Brave Not Safe – Defined

  1. Pete Ciaraldi says:

    I look forward to these every day- no kidding. Good stuff. Thanks for doing these

    Sent from my iPhone Please excuse any typos or autocorrects

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  2. Joe Pirroni says:

    Thanks for the push. Needed that.

  3. James Harrington says:

    Great definitions and great blog! Rev Jim Harrington

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