The opportunity to ask for the job you want…the chance to ask the girl you’re drooling over out on a date…the shot at scoring that key investor or making sure that the one person who can help you get to the next level is aware of what you’re working on…All of these things happen in moments. And, if we do not learn to be bold enough to speak our truth in that instance, that critical, life-changing moment will slip away.
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, I Bought A Zoo
What if the only thing standing between the life you want and the life you have is 20 seconds of insane courage? What if you could, for one-third of a minute, convince yourself to ignore your inner voice so you could do whatever is necessary to put yourself in a position where you actually have a shot at winning the job…the girl…the deal or the help…could it change your life?
Why not find out? All it will cost you is 20 seconds of your life. If nothing happens, you’ve lost less time than you spend going to the bathroom. But, if something good happens, you just may open the door to greatness and alter the trajectory of your life.
Next time you find yourself in one of those game-changing moments, don’t run the other way. Quiet your inner voice, start counting down from 20 and go see if you can make something amazing happen.