twenty seconds

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“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 (via matt damon)

we watched we bought a zoo this weekend. and aside from the fact that i want to adopt rosie (the little girl in the film) and well, matt damon is just as lovable now (maybe more so) as he was years ago as a math genius janitor in good will hunting, the above quote (and entire scene) may have been one of my favorite parts about the entire movie. maybe because the sentiment is just so dang simple. isn’t twenty seconds of insane courage all we need sometimes? twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery to take the first step toward something amazing? sure, we may fall flat on our face and if so, well, it will certainly make for a good “this one time, i [insert less than stellar performance here]” story. but on the contrary, maybe those moments of risk are just the thing needed to pen the first lines of our life’s next chapter.

either way, the predictability of this earthly existence can be so stifling sometimes (or maybe it’s just mine). so i suppose it’s just nice to be reminded that all it really takes to get the wheels turning; to ruffle the feathers, and stir the sleeping giant is twenty seconds, less than half a minute, to do/say something that has the very real possibility of being the perfect catalyst for the manifestation of something great.

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