Just inch yourself out of that back line. Yes. Go. Now.


Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, ‘I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.’ Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.”

— Amy Poehler

Amy Meredith Poehler, 41, is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, producer and writer. Raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, she graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved to Chicago, Illinois, to study improv at The Second City and ImprovOlympic. Poehler was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2001 to 2009. In 2004, she became the co-anchor of the Weekend Updatesketch along with her friend and colleague Tina Fey. Poehler’s work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Since 2009, she stars as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which she has been nominated for three Emmys forOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award.  (Source: wiki)

Sources: Quotes – Thank you sundoginthesky.  Portrait: Frame.Latimes.com


  1. Reminds me of that quote “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”…The courage of stepping out in front and taking a step forward. The thoughts gives me butterflies. But I think inertia, the choice ‘not to do’ is far worse.


  2. I love this attitude. What’s the worst that can happen? You fall flat, but you’ve learned something. I’m trying really hard to embrace this stance. As Mimi said, the alternative is far worse….


  3. This one hit home for me today! Great post!


  4. I love Amy


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  6. positivelyjohn says:

    Oh Yeah! action is the key to success in all endeavors, without it, all we have is empty dreams.
    “Come to the edge”, he said.
    They said, “We are afraid”.
    “Come to the edge”, he said.
    They came.
    He pushed them …
    and they flew.

    ~ Guillauame Apollinaire ~


  7. Perfect beginning to a challenging day. Many thanks for the push of encouragement!


  8. Yeah, what on earth is stopping me?


  9. Some good encouragement to go for it!


  10. I like…step into life!


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