#1391 If the Wind Will Not Serve

Take to the Oars

As you know if you’ve been following along, I’m a big fan of my 2,084-page American Heritage Dictionary. I’m also a big fan of my 14.8 MB Apple Dictionary.

Digging into the etymology of words is one of my favorite things. (Yes, “That’s like me!” 🤓)

See +1s on confidence, enthusiasm, dominate, athlete, mediocrity, antifragility, affluence, hero, optimus, artifice vs. bliss, energy, valence, ETC ETC.

I’m also a big fan of Latin phrases.

Here’s one of my new favorites…

Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe.

Translated as…

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

Me: 😲 🤯


Life not giving you the breaks you were hoping for?


Work harder.


That’s Today’s +1.

Get clear on what you want. Get clear on what you need to make that happen.


Most importantly…

Invite the best, most Heroic version of yourself to join the party.

Flip the switch.

Take a nice, deep breath.

In through the nose. Down into the belly. Exhale slightly longer than the inhale.

Chest up. Chin down.



Grab the oars.


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