Bold and Strong, Not Right or Wrong

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Look around and it’s likely you’ll see opposing views being touted on almost every imaginable topic.  Statistics can prove almost anything you argue to be correct in one way or another.  You can base an opinion around any story if it fits what you believe.

photo by sakocreative

photo by sakocreative

Rather than search for a right answer and a wrong answer, you may do better to make a bold argument that you can back up strongly.  It’s not about proving something right, it’s about reaching a reasonably thought out opinion/conclusion with a clear thought process.

You don’t need to be arrogant and there’s no reason to suggest your way is the only way.  That’s not what being bold is about.  A bold answer is clear, confident, and not afraid to face up to different ways of thinking.

It’s the strength of your overview and your understanding around a debate that will help you stand out in a crowd where everyone has the (different) right answer.

Answers don’t cosily fit into right and wrong categories.  So how do you best contend with this in your work?

photo by FilmNut

photo by FilmNut

Also, don’t you think BOLD is one of those words that doesn’t look like a word, the more you look at it?