“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky
Feelings of doubt and fear often make us hesitate when an opportunity presents itself. We tend to overthink too much and then the uncertainty of the outcome freezes us at times. In most cases, an opportunity only presents itself once, so there is no time to hesitate or it will slip through your fingers before you even realise it. Unfortunately, many of us do not seize opportunities with both our hands because we think too much about how we will be perceived by others if we do not make anything out of that chance.
Well, here is the thing, if you do not seize an opportunity, it is a given that you will not make anything from it. So why should you doubt or fear? Give it a try. When an opportunity comes along, grasp it with both your hands and know that it is better to try and see what happens than to let it pass by and wonder forever what could have been. You have nothing to lose. Life is to the ones that dare to take the shot.
Wayne Gretzky, born in 1961, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for teams like the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, the St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers. Gretzky was an atypical ice hockey player as strength and stature were not his part. His insight in the game, however, was unrivaled. He could decide a game on his own. Today, he is a living legend in the ice hockey sport. He won many trophies and awards during his incredible career and has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Although many see fighting as a part of ice hockey, Gretzky always spoke out against it.