03/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Being Bold: 5 Ways To Fake It 'Til You Make It

If you're not bold, you're probably shy or passive, and your life may be boring, routine, and unfulfilled. This can be very painful because not being bold or confident may be standing in your way of having the relationships you desire, the career that would fulfill you, or the adventures you crave.

Most people who live vibrant rewarding lives demonstrate those traits of boldness. They don't wait for life to happen to them--they go out and create it. They don't stop when they meet limits or challenges, they push on through. They have fulfilling lives because they are bold enough to go out and get what they want.

Would you like your life to be more exciting and more fulfilling inside and out? Maybe you need to learn how to be bold. Here are some tips!