Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: The Great Success Story


“Nobody thought we’d do this. Nobody really thinks it will work do they?”
“No. But you just described every great success story.”

This is one of my favorite scenes. I quoted it to my wife when we eloped all those years ago. I remember it daily as we continue walking in faith down foggy roads, waiting for that ding to give us a sense of security, but deep down knowing that true security is an illusion — at least in this world anyway.

For the risk-takers.
For the dreamers.
For those who know the odds are stacked against them, and move forward anyway.
And, for those sitting in that place of uncertainty, working up the courage to do that thing, with countless naysayers aligned against them:

May you have joy as you step boldly into that adventure, and know it’s the beginning of your great success story.

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  1. KentForrester Moderator

    Absolutely great quote, Vince. It rings true to me, something to keep in mind, unlike all of those glib “You can be anything you want” aphorisms that roll off the tongue too easily.

    You can’t be anything you want, but you can take risks and screw your courage to the sticking place, as Shakespeare once wrote, when the odds are stacked against you. 

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    • October 14, 2019, at 3:08 AM PDT
  2. Vectorman Thatcher

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    • October 14, 2019, at 8:58 AM PDT
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