President Kennedy’s great hero was his grandfather, and he loved to hear stories about his childhood in Ireland. 

One of these stories told how grandfather Fitzgerald used to walk home from school each day with some friends. Sometimes they would challenge each other to climb over the big stone walls that bordered the houses near where they stayed. 

However, there were times when young Fitzgerald and the other boys were hesitant to attempt. So they thought of a way to motivate themselves to take the risk: they would toss their caps over the wall. 

You see, they knew that they could not go home without their caps, so then they had to climb over the walls to get them.

There are times when all of us want to throw our caps over the wall, and when we hunger in our own way for the heroic – whether we want to change jobs, start our own business, go back to school, or whatever. 
There comes those times when we feel the need to make a change.

Jonas Salk was the man who pioneered polio research and discovered the Polio vaccine. He was roundly criticised during his work. Once he had this to say about the critics.

“First,” he said, “people will tell you that you are wrong. Then they will tell you that you are right, but what you’re doing really isn’t important. 

“Finally, they will admit that you are right and that what you are doing is very important; but after all, they knew it all the time.”
If you really believe in something, you must go for it and always be true to yourself. 

A certain high jumper was referring to a world record he set in his sport. He said he threw his heart over the bar and the rest of him followed. 

Sounds pretty good to me. Where would we be if no one took a risk for what they believed?