There’s a scene in Pixar’s most recent movie – Luca – where Luca’s best friend attempts to convince him to take a leap of faith.
Alberto – the friend – explains to Luca that he’s got a “Bruno” in his head. Bruno is that nagging voice that tells him he can’t do it.
So, he asks Luca to scream “Silenzio Bruno.” (Shut up, Bruno!)
A few Silenzio Bruno’s later, Luca musters enough confidence to take the leap.
It is a fun scene and one that led to a conversation with our kids about taking action despite our fears. We agreed to try Silenzio Bruno the next time we’re faced with a scary slide, for example.
I look forward to trying it out as well and doing a better job of “firing the crow.”