On the Trail to Success, You Have to Get Your Feet Wet

“I don’t want to get my feet wet!” I shouted over the hiss of the rain. “My shoes will get muddy, my socks will get wet, I’ll get a blister. I hate getting my feet wet!” Squinting through the dim, grainy light of my headlamp, I saw him smirk a little. He threw his arms out as if welcoming the deluge, and said, “When you were six years old, you would have given ANYTHING to run through the rain in the middle of the night. When did you start worrying more about the possible negative outcomes than the incredible opportunity of being here tonight? You’ve got the right gear and the right support—now get your feet wet!”

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