July 14, 2012
Credit: Suzan Black
Professor Moody: What are you going to do about your dragon?
Harry: Oh… um… well, you know, I just thought I’d…
Professor Moody: Listen to me, Potter. Your pal Diggory? By your age he could turn a whistle into a watch and have it sing you the time. Miss Delacour is as much a fairy princess as I am. As for Krum, his head may be filled with sawdust, but Karkaroff’s is not. They’ll have a strategy. And you can bet that it will play to Krum’s strengths. Come on, Potter, what are your strengths?
Harry: I dunno… I can fly, I mean I’m a fair flyer…
Professor Moody: Better than fair the way I heard it.
Harry: But I’m not allowed a broom.
Professor Moody: You’re allowed a wand…
We all have dragons to battle. This scene from Harry Potter can apply to any of the problems we face in life—scary challenges that we have no idea how to tackle—such as: What are you going to do about your addiction? health? gambling? debt? weight? drinking? anger?
Life is a series of problems to be solved and we all have unique talents and abilities to help us find the solutions. Face your challenges head-on and use your strengths to overcome them—fight fire with fire!
What is your dragon? What are your strengths?
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” – Joseph Campbell
Got a light?