010611 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom
Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.
Robert Manry had a boat named Tinkerbelle. It was 36 years old, the size of about two bathtubs and he bought it for $250. He went sailing on Lake Erie and taught himself navigation. Ever since he was a little boy he dreamed of sailing the Atlantic.
At the age of 47 he came home from his job as a copy editor for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and told his wife that he was going to sail Tinkerbelle 3200 miles across the Atlantic. When she regained consciousness, she asked him why the hell he wanted to do such a foolish thing.
He said, “There is a time when one must decide either to risk everything to fulfill one’s dreams or sit for the rest of one’s life in the backyard.”
He didn’t tell many people because he didn’t think it mattered or that they would care.
He did it for him…his life…to fulfill his boyhood dream…TO REALLY LIVE.
He dealt with near-collisions with oceanliners, wild storms and rough seas, being thrown overboard, hallucinations from the pep pills he took to stay awake to stay alive, broken-down, malfunctioning gear, not knowing where he was, and the loud, deafening silence of absolute solitude. He faced real FEARS, not the make-believe kind like reality TV insults us with today.
Seventy-eight days after he pushed off, 20,000 people showed up to welcome and cheer him when he landed in Falmouth, England’s “backyard.”
WARRIOR Inspiration can be found in many places. All you have to do is look, then listen.
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