Sail Away

September 2011

USA Mark Twain postage stamp
“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the wind in your sails, explore, dream, discover.”
– Mark Twain

Why I love this quote
It’s about inspiration and liberation. When one of my former clients wanted to declare to the world that she was about to transform her identity from a “domesticated” corporate executive to a “wild” entrepreneur, she chose to mail out this quote in a holiday greeting card to her entire network. She wanted everyone to know that there was no turning back, that she had set sail and was committed to a future without regrets. It was her version of the vikings burning their ships after landing on foreign shores. No way back home, no playing it safe, no regrets.

What bold move are you considering?sailboat

What is the worst that could happen if you did it? If you didn’t do it?

What is the best thing that could happen?