In the buzzing concrete jungle that is Manhattan, I struggle to find my grounding here. New modes of transportation, different people, and a faster speed of life remind me that I’m not in Copie anymore. This environment, however, reminds me what it takes for me to feel confident, bold, and 100% me.
All I need is 20 seconds of overwhelmingly insane amounts of courage to get the results I am after.
That break in the traffic flow? Go!
That hill sprint in Central Park? Go!
That cute bartender at the wedding? Go!
My rational brain tells me to play it safe, take a break, and stay in the corner of the room. Neither of those options lead me to a desired outcome though. So I give myself permission, for 20 seconds, to be unreasonable. To just do it. This means that that uncomfortable feeling I get when I’m actually going after something I want only lasts for 20 seconds. Sometimes less.
The outcome of the 20 seconds of courage is irrelevant in my opinion.
What is more important to me is that I never have to live wondering what would have happened.
Because I did it. And now I know.
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