“Let it be my motto, as well as yours. Ever upward, as a new life, a new day begins. Have faith that something unexpected and wonderful is moving toward you at incredible speed-EXCELSIOR! Yes, ever upward we must go, and go together.”
– Anderson Cooper, Yale Coxswain, Author, Broadcast Journalist, Talk Show Host, Son
“Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.”
– James Taylor, singer, songwriter, musician and rower.
“If I can’t be me, I don’t want to be anybody. I was born that way.”
– Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977), Actress, Dancer, Business Executive, Author.
“This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”
– Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989)
F Scott Fitzgerald, daughter Scottie and wife Zelda
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), The Great Gatsby
Bring on 2017 because you’re golden! Goodbye 2016 because 2017 promises to be another great year. Now is a great time to get your 2017 planner in gear and really cull priorities so you can hit the ground running so you can really hit the water rowing in the New Year. My plan for 2017 is to cut back on the mundane as much as possible to create more time. I’m filling my planner with all the right stuff and leaving the mediocre behind.
Never had a planner? Check out this post from 2014 for a blast from the past that still applies to your present and future planning.
“Before you cross the street take my hand. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
-John Lennon, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) from the album Double Fantasy (1981).
“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.”
– Marilyn Monroe
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull
“Enthusiasm for one’s goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it.”
-Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), American painter, photographer, sculptor and rower
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Kevin Kline rowing in the film The Emperor’s Club (2002)
“Hindsight. It’s like foresight without a future.”
– Actor, comedian, singer, rower, Kevin Kline