“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ Christopher Columbus
On this tenth day of inspiration, I feel as though I’ve completely lost sight of my shoreline, and I’m gently swaying on the waves of opportunity and wonder. What this quote is speaking of is Bravery. Courage. Boldness. Fearlessness. Mettle, if you will. In life, it takes a certain amount of each of these qualities to reach those long-wished-for dreams that we all have hidden within.
A little tenacity combined with self-belief goes a long way in a person’s quest to discover what could be. What might be. Otherwise, you’re left on the shore, wondering what if, and full of regret that you never tried. I never want to feel this way because I was too afraid to take a stab at a passing opportunity.
Keeping this reflection short and sweet, just do like Nike says, “Just Do It.” It’s cliché I know, but it is that simple. If you want something, the just get off your ass and do it. Don’t wait. The opportunity may disappear from your view on the shoreline.