Monthly Archives: July 2006

new lands

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

-Andre Gide, The Counterfeiters

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play!

You can’t win if you don’t play.

-retiring tennis champ Andre Agassi on skipping Wimbledon for three years after his first-round loss in 1987; he won Wimbledon in 1992


the way forward

From time to time, as you continue along, a Big Dream will coalesce out of the swamp fog. The way forward is to shake the quicksand off your feet and take one small step toward that dream. Trust me, it will be all you can do. Taking things step-by-step means working — working hard, working scared, working through confusion and embarrassment and failure.

-Martha Beck, in O The Oprah Magazine