Twenty Seconds


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, We Bought a Zoo

Seriously, I don’t remember much about “We Bought a Zoo”. I remember I cried and I laughed, and that I loved it, but ask me exactly what happens between Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson and I won’t be able to give you a right answer.  I do remember it was a pretty movie with an amazing message: go for it. Always go after what you want, even if you are scare.

We all have been in a situation where we don’t know if it’s worth taking a risk. We let fear take over us and we miss incredible things. The fear of failing makes us strike out; it makes us escape from an opportunity and the results in might bring.

I know people who take the risk, I know others that sleep on it.  And me, well, I’m more of a pro’s and con’s list kind of girl.  But sometimes I let my brave side take over the organized one, and just jump into it.  It takes twenty seconds of insane courage to conquer anything. Twenty seconds of non-thinking or analyzing, but just of doing.  Maybe the result won’t be exactly what you hope it to be, but you took the risk. If the outcome is good, then great! And if it’s not quite the best, you’ve got a lesson.

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