This is an animated gif illustrating the phrase “bootstrapping”, that is “to pull yourself up by your bootstraps”. The phrase is used to describe an impressive task performed without any help from the outside. I mean, just try to imagine what it would take for you to pull yourself off the ground just by pulling your bootstraps!
And yes, I know the girl in the gif doesn’t use the shoelaces to pull herself off the ground. But, you see, it is in a way a self-portrait, and since my beloved shoes do not have bootstraps, it had to be the shoelaces instead. But the point is still the same. I would be so awesome if you could actually do that in real life, right?
Well, hope you like it. And here is the comic behind the gif: