There’s a lot of competition and danger in the seas. The dock is the safety zone. The sea is the place of opportunity. You can either leave the safety zone and go after success, or you can stay at the safety zone and never know what you could have done.
Choose to leave the dock and set sail. Greatness is at reach, but only if you prevent your ship from sinking. It will take a long time before you reach your destination. Ships that rely on wind for direction may take years to reach their destination. Although it takes a long time for these ships to reach their destinations, they will reach those destinations if they don’t sink.
The first reason ships sink is because it couldn’t withstand an attack. There are competitors that will be better and stronger than your ship’s crew. By outwitting the competition, you will prevent your ship from sinking.
Another reason ships sink is because a loss of purpose. If you keep on steering the ship to reach other destinations, the crew will get tired of staying at sea. They want to be successful just as much as you do. You can also lose your purpose and develop vengeance. If you develop a vengeance, a giant sperm whale will take down the entire ship, and survivors will have to wait for another ship of opportunity.
Another reason why ships sink is because water gets in. The water gets into the ship and makes it sink slowly. This problem can easily be fixed, but if the problem remains unattended for awhile, the ship is going to sink.
The ship sinking is what everyone fears. That’s why many people don’t leave the dock. Few go out to sea on a ship, but if they reach their other destination, they are successful in their quest.
Are you ready to leave the dock? You’ll reach your destination years later in one of those ships that only has sails. Wind is your fuel. Are you willing to go on that kind of ship to achieve success?
You’ll have to be willing to leave the dock to go from ordinary to extraordinary.