20 Seconds of Insane Courage

Just 20 seconds that’s all it takes. Now most of you are probably wondering what in the world I am talking about. Well some of you might remember the movie “We Bought a Zoo” from a few years ago (most of you probably don’t). In a brief summary, it’s a story about a newly single dad and his children that buy and restore an old run down zoo. Most of you are probably wondering why I am talking about a movie from a few years ago that most people probably haven’t even seen. But, the movie itself really isn’t the point. It’s actually one scene in the movie. A conversation between the dad and his son, they are talking about the girl that his son likes and how their relationship isn’t going very well. That’s when the dad says, “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.

I recently rediscovered this quote, and I feel like it is a really great quote to share with everyone. Because everyone has moments where they really want to do that one thing but they are afraid it won’t work out or they will be embarrassed or something like that. But, what if that thing was a once in a lifetime opportunity. You don’t know what you could be missing out on but if you had just 20 seconds of insane courage you could stand up and do whatever it was that you were scared of.

I don’t know about you, but I can think of plenty of times that I didn’t do something to save me from the possibility of embarrassing myself. And I still use that as an excuse today, just like a lot of other people. But next time you think twice about doing something because you don’t know how it will work out or you don’t want to be embarrassed, just remember “sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage…And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Advertisement. 23 December 2011.

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