Great scene in the alien invasion Mel Gibson film (bad mel) when I think it is Joaquin Pheonix takes out an alien with a baseball bat. He has absolutely zero chance of success. The Alien will likely eat his face momemnts after he swings. Yet, swing he does, with all his might. He triumphs. And after all is said and done, he says the above line. He was famous as a kid for striking out and swinging at wild pitches. But every now and then, he would nail one out past the lights. This is how he took down the alien. With this attitude.
We are not here to sit idle. We are not here to coast. We are not here to hide behind other folks' successes and wins. We are here to make our own fucking way. For better or for worse. In triumph and in failure. Sickness and health. All that. If we don't make the effort, we can't win. Gretzky said it best: I missed 100% of the shots I didn't take. Take the shot. There is nothing left to lose.