I heard a quote today about a boat. Ok, so it was about a ship but I like boats better. I can relate to a boat. I have only been on a ship once in my life and it did not turn out well, but that’s another story.
Here is the quote: by William G. T. Shedd
“A SHIP IS SAFE IN THE HARBOR, BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT SHIPS ARE FOR.” By William G. T. Shedd
We have great talents and goals. Most of us stay in the harbor with our talents and dreams, in the harbor where it is safe and away from the waves. We don’t like waves, we don’t like changes. Yet most of us have great boats, some of us have awesome ships! We are content watching other boats leave the harbor for exotic places and great adventures. We watch them day in and day out. Leave the familiar port and venture out. Some sail off slowly and others jet out at record speed. Leaving us in their wake, crashing and bobbing next to the pier.
Where is your boat? Are you staying behind because you are afraid of the unknown? Are you afraid of failing or of being measured? You have skills, you have a purpose, “you were made for such a time as this”. This is your only lifetime. Your time is now. Do not sit in the harbor, tied down and anchored.
Take the chance and launch your tour. Write that book you’ve been wanting to write, go back to school and get that degree, go for that other position in your company, learn a new language or buy a boat and sail around the world!
Realize your hopes and dreams. .