Untethered Dog

A Commonplace By Tom Swift

Commitment

If you make a mistake today, it’s an excellent omen — a sign that you’re really going for it. You deserve a little credit for that, right? Maybe even a non-ironic pat on the back.

-Holiday Mathis, Horoscope, StarTribune, 10-09-2018

Acceptance

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

-Leonardo da Vinci

Steadiness

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will — either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

-Paulo Coelho

Achievement

There is a need for people knowing about their shadow, because there must be somebody who does not project. They ought to be in a visible position where they would be expected to project and unexpectedly they do not project! They can thus set a visible example which would not be seen if they were invisible.

-Carl Jung, The Essential Jung (1983)

Focus

Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

The Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”

Alice: “I don’t much care where—”

The Cat: “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

Alice: “—so long as I get somewhere.”

The Cat: “Oh, you’re sure to do that … if you only walk long enough.”

-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Confidence

It’s really the belief. Not just thinking every day, but believing every day that what you’re doing is right and that you’re going to achieve what you’re looking to achieve. It’s not going to happen right away. But if you truly believe it, it’s going to happen.

-Connor Hellebuyck as told to Jared Clinton, “The Peg’s Perfectionist,” The Hockey News, 2018-2019 Yearbook

Focus

Everything I do, I have to master it. Whether it’s golf or fishing or whatever I’m doing — I have to master it. I have this drive that I just need to.

-Connor Hellebuyck as told to Jared Clinton, “The Peg’s Perfectionist,” The Hockey News, 2018-2019 Yearbook

 

Openness

Vision is not necessarily attachment to a picture.

-Shakti Gawain

Connection

The soul selects her own society.

-Emily Dickinson

Commitment

It’s easy to see that people on precarious perches should not reach, and people in holes should not dig. But what’s not so readily apparent is what people in the middle should do. Something. Anything. Challenge stability.

-Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 9-06-2018