“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” ~Wayne Gretzky
I happened on this quote recently. It reminded me of my dawn, where everything is new. And isn’t that exactly the point?
I loved being a litigator, something I left behind – at least for a bit – more than a quarter of a year ago. When I think about this dawn, the newness of it all, I know that it’s the fresh morning air, the feeling of promise, and the delicious uncertainty of it all.
That’s where the energy exists.
There’s promise. And there’s delight. When you think about it, isn’t everything in life simply about taking the shot? Going for it?
I’m no hockey player and I’m not much of a fan either, but I do know about taking shots. There’s sizing up the situation. Strategy coming into play. There’s adrenaline….. and then there’s just what’s meant to be.
Momentum. Unstoppable motion. Speed.
What I mean is that sometimes it’s a flyer. Sometimes it’s intuition, a gut feel, that out of nowhere message heard in the silence. The almost-breath on a shoulder. It’s there, but just barely. We’ve got to know to listen for it.
What it tells us is that we must take that shot. Even when we don’t know the outcome.