Empowering Tip: Everything is worth a shot!

Wayne Gretzky, a former professional ice hockey player and head coach, said this totally awesome quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

That’s a plain, simple, hard fact. I was recently at a leadership camp, and one of the speakers was trying to get this same concept across to us. He talked to the boys – he said, “Have you ever been afraid to ask a girl out?”

They said yes, of course, and he asked why. “Well, what if she says no?” they answered.

“But you’re already at no,” he said back to them. Easy-peasy. You’re already at no… so why not do it anyway?

The boys were all fired up about this, and they were saying, “Yeah, I’m gonna try it!”

And that’s what you need to do – it’s worth a shot. Why not see what happens?

Don’t settle for not trying. If you don’t try, you’re guaranteed to miss… but if you try – who knows? You’ve got a shot!

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