Twenty Seconds of Insane Courage

“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.”

Benjamin Mee from the movie, ‘We Bought a Zoo’.

Not sure this is what Benjamin had in mind when he said those words in the movie:

Courage in a cup!

But, he’s right.

All we need is the courage to take that next step, the one that could change our lives in an instant. I don’t know anyone whose life is stagnant, without change. It takes courage just to keep showing up. But I think he is talking about something more. I think he is talking about reaching for those dreams and desires that we never seem to find the time or energy to devote to. Often we give up without even making the attempt. An attempt, that given just a bit of courage, that could turn into something wonderful.

How could our lives be amazing if we had the courage to make a different choice?

What could you do with that change?

What would be amazing in your life if you had the courage to take those first steps?

6 thoughts on “Twenty Seconds of Insane Courage

  1. I know when it is an important step called for by the thrill in my body just before I take it. I’ve taken it lots of times and even though I’m in my mid-sixties I am still doing it. I love the wild abandon of a leap into the unknown. Yesterday I took it when I sent off two essays to a literary contest. Zam!!!

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