“Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”
– Lady Bird Johnson
Have you ever been so committed to something that you stood and spoke for 13 hours – without having a sip of water, a bite of food, or a single bathroom break? Oh, and you couldn’t lean on anything either…
After her 13-hour filibuster in June, Wendy Davis became a symbol for women’s rights.
Today she is the Democratic candidate for the governor of Texas and her personal memoir just hit shelves.
Forgetting To Be Afraid, a title she credits to Lady Byrd Johnson, not only describes her humble upbringing and the challenges of a single mother, but also the importance of meeting people where they are (now) rather than where you want them to be.
Oh, by the way
PS: When it comes to nurturing relationships, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel is an awesome practical guide. Don advises: Don’t take anything personally – nothing others do is because of you, and avoid drama by asking for what you want. Read more.