Saw a wonderful quote while re-reading The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. It was under the heading: ‘Drop Out of the Ain’t it Awful Club.’

The quote is from Wyland, the world renowned marine artist who said:

“There are two types of people – anchors and motors. You want to lose the anchors and get with the motors because the motors are going somewhere and they’re having more fun. The anchors will just drag you down.”

We got to meet Wyland years ago when we were doing retail sales training. We ended up going with a small gathering to his home/art studio in Laguna Beach. It was filled with his gorgeous artwork and looked right onto the Pacific ocean. So, yeah, pretty amazing.

And Wyland is right. If you find you’re being dragged down by anchors…

  • the people that question your abilities
  • the people that make fun of your growth
  • the people that put doubt into your mind
  • the people that tell you not to try
  • the people that warn you that you will fail
  • the people that laugh at your goals
  • the people that roll their eyes at your ambition
  • the people that remind you how hard it will be
  • the people that scoff at your dreams… maybe it’s a good time to let them loose and speed away.

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