Say it out loud

That thing you dream of doing someday?  That thing that you’re working on already, even if you’re just teething on the idea?   Tell somebody about it.

Tell somebody, even if in a whisper, about that future and what it will look like: how the world will look; the person you will be; the dream.

“Somebody” is a person you trust, a person who matters to you and who matters to the idea. ”Somebody” will be touched by the idea and the brighter future the idea will create.

Even if it’s just one person, the act of saying the idea out loud puts it out there, makes it just a bit more real.  The act of saying it out loud gives one person the chance to react to it, and when they don’t laugh out loud (because of course they won’t) you’ll believe just a bit more in something that seems impossible.  And that might just give you that additional ounce of courage you need at the exact moment you need it.

Say it out loud.

(email counts too if that’s easier for you).

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“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”

- Mary Anne Radmacher

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6 Responses to Say it out loud

  1. headwasher says:

    Say it out loud to someone besides your therapist. He/She is legally bound to secrecy.

  2. Sasha says:

    That’s funny, tim.

  3. Fizzah says:

    Thank you for writing regularly. Your posts are always so optimistic and full of energy…I look forward to reading them everyday, and they always help me want to do more/be more positive/be better at what I do.

  4. Mozart says:

    Needed to hear this. Thanks!

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