“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” — John Quincy Adams
If you saw the movie or read the book, “We Bought A Zoo”, you might remember this powerful line: “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage; just twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery.” That’s one of my favorites. Because really, if you can muster that up, you can probably muster up anything.
Not everyone received those much-needed pats on the backs of encouragement growing up. Yet everyone, young and old, needs them from time to time. So it becomes our job as adults to provide them for ourselves: Atta boy, atta girl! You can do it! If we learn to give ourselves bursts of hope, courage and fortitude—even 20 seconds worth—then we will have those qualities whenever we need them.
Here’s your affirmation for the week: Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step, large and small, with courage and intent.