My Favorite Quote

Having been completely unable to find my 100Bloggers sign-in information anywhere, I’ve decided to post here instead. (Maybe someone will find the post and take it in…) It occurs to me I tend to write my 100 Blogger-related posts from the blog not associated with 100 Bloggers. Heh.

Over at 100 Bloggers this month, we’ve been asked to share our favorite quote, and mine is a great one from Wayne Gretsky. I’ve seen it paraphrased a hundred different ways, but the way I have it down on a sticky note in my CD bag is:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

I found that right before I moved out to Seattle, and I just loved it. It’s so true! If you never try, then you can’t succeed. It’s that simple.

Some of you might look at that and say, “Yeah, but if I don’t try, I can’t fail, either.” You people scare me. Honestly.

If you don’t try, then you don’t fail. But you’ve also robbed yourself of a chance to learn, to grow, to stretch yourself. You have more to gain by trying than you do by fearing failure, so you might as well just go for it.


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