There’s a certain music to today’s quote . . . a melody of freedom mixed with a harmony of surprise.
It’s that word “Perhaps.”
Remove that two-syllable word from the quote, and you change it–drastically.
“I am stronger than I think I am.”
There’s a whole other rhythm — a bit of pounding bass drum and blaring horns — when you omit the “Perhaps.”
“Perhaps I am stronger than I think I am” hints at surprising yourself with something you did or something you said.
Look at you.
More than you thought you were.
And perhaps . . . perhaps . . . there are even more surprises inside of you waiting to appear.
In Your Words: When was the last time you were surprised by your strength — or some other unexpected character quality?
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