I have been reading novels lately and just finished The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Late in the book the author writes this amazing passage:
“She was learning bits of the Somali language, and her willingness to be strikingly wrong opened his heart with tenderness. It was because of her that he had started to try to increase his English.”
What we tend to give up as we age: the willingness to try something at which we will probably be strikingly bad. But notice how the willingness to be vulnerable opens the heart and fuels the courage of someone else?
Where could you move your life forward?