Big Ask Question of the Day
Big Ask Question of the Day

Episode 164 · 2 months ago

We must sail


Today's question is...

What quote have I read recently that inspired me?

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It's time for you. Can't juststops big ask question of the day. Welcome to you can't just stop theplace for quietly stubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and Greens. After encountering hundreds ofhigh achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers, I've discovered that many times their impactcomes from the questions they ask as much as the actions they take.That's why I invite you to answer a question each and every day to reachyour goals. And now for today's question. What quote have I read recently thatinspired me? Well, coincidentally, I just read a great quote theother day. So soon as this question came up, I had an instantanswer, and so I'll share with you the quote that came to my mind. We're going way back for this one. It is, I find the greatthing in this world is not so much where we stand as in whatdirection we are moving. To reach the...

Port of Heaven, we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail andnot drift nor lie at anchor. I thought that was a really cool quoteand adds Oliver Wendell home from one thousand eight hundred fifty eight so that's goingway back for that quote. But the thing I liked about that quote,you know, what inspire me about it and mean it fits with this wholeidea of quietly stubborn entrepreneururs. We need to keep moving, we need tokeep doing things, we need to keep trying. We can't just sit andwait for it to come to us. We have to hoist the sail andwe have to maybe we have to go with the wind, maybe we haveto go against the wind. You know, maybe we have to go with conventionalwisdom, maybe we're going against conventional wisdom, we're going against the grain, whatever it is, we have to do something, we have to create, we have to move and that's what I really liked about that quote wasthat it wasn't it's a very active quote.

It inspires you to take action andI just kind of like it because it's cool old timey language that wedon't use anymore and it just it has this romanticism about it right about beingan entrepreneur. And I'm not even sure the context of that quote, ifthat's what he intended that to be or what the context of that quote was, but just a really cool quote that I came across just the other dayand thought would be perfect for this question. See You tomorrow.

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