This is my new favorite quote.
Apparently it’s from the movie “We Bought a Zoo” (which I’ve never seen). Since seeing this quote, I’ve been wondering where I could squeeze 20 seconds of bravery – a little more courage – into each day.
We’re not talking firefighter bravery here – not in the physical sense anyway. Some days bravery can be as simple as reaching out to someone you’ve missed, asking for something you really want, or putting yourself into a situation you’re afraid of, but need. If you struggle with substance dependency or addiction, then bravery is saying “No”, and meaning it, when the desire strikes. It means telling someone “No” when they’re taking more than you are able or willing to give. It means saying “Yes” to sending that email, query letter, or resume. It means admitting you really want something and taking that first step to get it.
So, what’s your 20 seconds of bravery today and how might it change your life?