If you have to be bold about one thing in life, be bold about picking yourself.
The time of waiting for others to pick us is over. Bosses, teachers, examiners, recruiters are nowadays just as powerful as we let them.
Be the one to pick yourself instead.
To do what you are passionate about. To do it consistently. To do it in line with your values. To do it for the rewards you decide matter. To do it wherever, and for whomever, you choose to do it.
It is scary, and it is powerful.