You’re too small, too slow, too stupid. It’s been tried before. It’ll never work. You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning.
The road to success is paved with people who failed or never tried; those who gave up when the odds were stacked against them; those who chose to doubt instead of do.
Odds are it won’t work, won’t happen. But there is always a glimmer; a small beam of light; a just-maybe.
It’s the almost-guarantee of failure that makes the long shot so appealing. If it fails, expectations were met. If it succeeds, the pure adulation and joy of succeeding is indescribable. At the end of the day, if you want something go get it.
Succeed or fail, win or lose, take the long shot.
A Toast: To the Long Shot