Wayne Gretsky is, arguably, the greatest hockey player in history. Asked about his secret for continuing to lead the national hockey league in goals year after year, Gretsky replied, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
Too many people expect little, ask for little, receive little and are content with little. Having a dream is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; dreaming is daring to do something regardless of the consequences. I sincerely believe that every one of us would accomplish many more things if we did not so automatically view them as impossible.
“Don’t wait for all the light to be green before you leave the house” (Jim Stovall). Don’t ever say that conditions are not perfect. This will always limit you. If you wait for conditions to be exactly right, you will never do anything.
Those who dare do; those who dare not, do not. Don’t do anything that doesn’t require vision. Isak Dineson said, “God made the world round so that we would never be able to see too far down the road.” The person who dares for nothing need hope for nothing.
I really believe that the best way to live your life is “outside of the box”. The future belongs to those who can think unthinkable thoughts, see where no one is looking and take action before it’s obvious.
Let your faith run ahead of your mind. Significant achievements have never been obtained by taking small risks on unimportant issues. “If you are hunting rabbits in tiger country, you must keep your eye peeled for tigers, but when you are hunting tigers you can ignore the rabbits” (Henry Stern). Don’t be distracted by the rabbits. Set your sight on “big game.”
You have reached stagnation when all you ever exercise is caution. Sometimes you must press ahead despite the pounding fear in your head that says, “Turn back.”
Our destiny says to us, “Come to the edge.”
We say, “It’s too high.”
“Come to the edge.”
We say, “I might fall.”
“Come to the edge,” Destiny says.
And we stepped out.
And it pushed us.
And we flew.