Great Quotes for Coaches Podcast

Ep. 9 - Courage #1 - Gide - Discover New Oceans

June 05, 2020 Scott Rosberg Episode 9
Great Quotes for Coaches Podcast
Ep. 9 - Courage #1 - Gide - Discover New Oceans
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Great Quotes for Coaches Podcast
Ep. 9 - Courage #1 - Gide - Discover New Oceans
Jun 05, 2020 Episode 9
Scott Rosberg

Today's podcast kicks off a mini-series of podcasts dealing with the theme of Courage. During this extremely difficult time when we are fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the world are showing great courage every day. Doctors, nurses, police, and first responders are all risking their lives every day to try to save others. So the theme of courage was on my mind as I looked through my gift book for graduating senior athletes called, Inspiration for the Graduate. I found so many good quotes in the chapter on courage that I decided I needed to do more than just one episode on courage. It's fitting, though, as people all over the world deserve our attention for the courage they are displaying.

The quote I start off with is one of my favorites on the concept of courage. Although the courage in this quote is not a go-to-war or battle-a-pandemic kind of courage, it is still a courage nonetheless. The quote is by a French author named Andre Gide. You have probably seen it on motivational posters and calendars before. "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

I love how this quote talks about the kind of courage that people show everyday by stepping out of their comfort zones and trying new things. The courage it takes to attack a new venture, ask someone out on a date, start a new job, ask a boss for a raise, and so many more things are the types of courage that are at the heart of this quote. This is a kind of courage that is not as big and bold as saving lives, but in many ways is just as important. Because if you are not willing to step out of your comfort zone and go for the things you truly want in life, are you really living your life to its fullest?

Show Notes

Today's podcast kicks off a mini-series of podcasts dealing with the theme of Courage. During this extremely difficult time when we are fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the world are showing great courage every day. Doctors, nurses, police, and first responders are all risking their lives every day to try to save others. So the theme of courage was on my mind as I looked through my gift book for graduating senior athletes called, Inspiration for the Graduate. I found so many good quotes in the chapter on courage that I decided I needed to do more than just one episode on courage. It's fitting, though, as people all over the world deserve our attention for the courage they are displaying.

The quote I start off with is one of my favorites on the concept of courage. Although the courage in this quote is not a go-to-war or battle-a-pandemic kind of courage, it is still a courage nonetheless. The quote is by a French author named Andre Gide. You have probably seen it on motivational posters and calendars before. "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

I love how this quote talks about the kind of courage that people show everyday by stepping out of their comfort zones and trying new things. The courage it takes to attack a new venture, ask someone out on a date, start a new job, ask a boss for a raise, and so many more things are the types of courage that are at the heart of this quote. This is a kind of courage that is not as big and bold as saving lives, but in many ways is just as important. Because if you are not willing to step out of your comfort zone and go for the things you truly want in life, are you really living your life to its fullest?