I was watching We Bought A Zoo last night and heard the most inspiring words:
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
Right on. How many times do we hold ourselves back because of the story we tell in our heads.
“I can’t because…, I can never learn that, I will look stupid, that’s for smart people, what if I get rejected, I am not special enough, my opinion isn’t important, etc.
We can write the story of our lives anyway we want. Taking risks is the way to discovering more about ourselves.
Say yes to more. Try what makes you feel uncomfortable. Sign up for that class. Teach a class. Go to a place you have never been before, alone. Own up to your opinion or point of view.
I think we’ll find that taking that 20 seconds will connect us to more and shape our paths in ways we never thought.
And I find that exciting. Possibilities do that!