How Can I Be Bold Without Being Overbearing?

Near the end of his remarks to his son Shiblon, Alma gave him the following advice: Use boldness, but not overbearance (Alma 38:12). To be bold is to be "confident, courageous, and willing to take risks." To be overbearing is to be "unpleasantly overpowering." (Oxford English Dictionary) Boldness is the outcome of an inner battle. You... Continue Reading →

How Can I Be Bold Without Being Overbearing?

Alma gave the following advice to his son Shiblon: "Use boldness but not overbearance" (Alma 38:12). What does that mean? boldness — Willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage. overbearing — Unpleasantly overpowering. (Oxford English Dictionary) How can we be bold without being overbearing? We choose to be bold when we speak... Continue Reading →

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