Cowardly Lion: All right, I’ll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do.
Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow: What’s that?
Cowardly Lion: Talk me out of it!
We all remember the Cowardly Lion. The fact is, sometimes we are just like him. We want to have courage, we want to conquer all evils, but we lack the courage to act. And so we hope folks talk us out of it.
Have you ever wanted to do something big? Seize a huge opportunity? Reach for the almost impossible goal? And then someone talked you out of it? Really, they didn’t. Lack of courage actually talked you out of it.
Real courage is a fireman who goes toward the danger in order to save others. Real courage is the executive who makes the hard decision to do what’s right despite the pressure to do otherwise. Real courage is digging deep within yourself, finding who you are, and stepping out to finally do it. It’s pushing through the fear.
Sometimes you just know…
it’s time to act on the courage that lies within you.