“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” Frederick Wilcox
What qualities are present that allow the base runner to reach second? I imagine preparation of mind and body, trust in his or her ability, determination, willingness to fail as much as desire to succeed.
This quote shared another way suggests: You cannot sail across the ocean without losing site of the shore for a very long time. How does the ship captain prepare? He, too, studies, makes many shorter voyages in preparation. He gathers a team around him and ensures the body of his vessel is in great shape. The captain trusts his intuition and is determined to do anything to succeed. And, the voyage may fail as did the famous Titanic.
Both “left home” in order to risk landing on the other side.
What voyage are you facing?
What has you tied to first base?
What will you risk?
What if you fail?