🦸🏻‍♂️It’s a leap of faith. That’s all it is, Miles. A leap of faith.🦸🏻‍♀️

Look, I know how much you want this, kid. But you don’t have it yet. I’m sorry.

Peter B. Parker (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

When will I know I’m ready?

Miles Morales (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

You won’t. It’s a leap of faith. That’s all it is, Miles. A leap of faith.

Peter B. Parker (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

When you look inside yourself and see you have the goods, then it is time to take a leap.

Its a leap only you can take. You will be alone at the start of the fall. It is terrifying. Your on the fast track now, playing the real game. Hurdles will rush towards you; you will experience mistakes and failures.

But, with your quality and new found conviction, you will carve your own path out of the chaos. Your missteps cannot stop you anymore, they only teach you. You laid it on the line to become yourself. Nothing is more satisfying.

Others will marvel at you. Most of all, you will marvel at yourself.

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🗣 “People need stories more than bread itself.” 🥖

“People need stories more than bread itself.  They tell us how to live, and why.”

~~~ The Storyteller (Arabian Nights, 2000) ~~~

I have been consuming stories all my life. Some stories I tell, other stories I live and are told of me.

Stories form our perspectives, teach us values, and fuel our purpose.

What unites people? Armies, gold, flags…Stories…There is nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it.”

~~~ Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne, 2019) ~~~

😆 “We can do it!” ⚡️

‘When I said I was afraid to go to jail I didn’t realize I was already in jail!  I’ve spent my whole life working for men I’m smarter than, better than!  Well when is Bloom going to get his share?  When is it going to be Bloom’s day?  I want…I want everything I’ve ever seen in the movies!’           

“Haha! And Bloom, you’re going to have it!  Because….we can do it!”

~~~ Leo Bloom & Max Bialystock (The Producers, 2005) ~~~

It is often that we don’t run towards our dreams because we fear risks.

“What if my business fails and I go under? I’m throwing away my stable career. People might laugh at me.”

These are only a few of the thoughts I can come up with.

But I fear something much more, staying in a cage of conventional ideas and life. Never living up to my potential, is one of the most horrible futures I can imagine.

To reach my potential, have more pure life than I can currently comprehend, and to bring my value and impact to the world. I have to take a gamble on myself.

You know what? “We can do it!”