Brilliant quote.

One of the blogs I follow is by a remarkable young lady, named Jill Homer, living up in Alaska who’s feats of endurance cycling make my triathlon exploits seem like sunday afternoon outings. She has cycled the course of the Iditarod dog sled race, more than once. This summer she cycled the Great Divide mountain bike route from Canada to Mexico (2,700 miles) in an astonishing 24 days. She has a wonderful approach to life that I admire greatly, but today she posted a comment that stopped me in my tracks because it resonated so much with how I currently look at my life.

“I don’t want to ever become the kind of person who doesn’t dare to fail and fail spectacularly. I don’t ever want to be unwilling to approach the unknown. I don’t ever want to live a life free of risk.”

Too often we are afraid to attempt things because of worries over how we might appear to others or too ourselves. It’s a timely reminder and one that I intend to write out and put up on my notice board. Thanks Jill, for reminding me of how important that is.

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2 Responses to Brilliant quote.

  1. Alice Holgate says:

    Ive been looking for you!! email me wth yer info!! I miss the heck outta you and would love to catch up!! where are you?? Love you! Alice

  2. Jenine says:

    In the same vein:

    From the documentary “Garbage Warrior” –which I do recommend– Mike Reynolds says at one point that he needs the “freedom to fail.”

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