Phil Knight Is Just Rolling with It in Shoe Dog

These 4 Quotes from Shoe Dog are Connecting with Me on the Just Rolling with It Journey

I’m experiencing Phil Knight’s memoir, Shoe Dog, to be fascinating and inspiring!

These 4 quotes are connecting with me, in the context of my Just Rolling with It journey. I share them in the hope you may connect with them too.


“If I tended to dwell on all the things I wasn’t, the reason was simple. Those were the things I knew best.”

My natural tendency is to focus on what I’m not. I’ve been learning to appreciate what I am, on the Just Rolling with It journey.

Being True to Yourself in Your Work

“I wanted what everyone wants. To be me, full-time.”

The destination of my Just Rolling with It journey continues to evolve. This quote feels like its pointing the way toward that destination.

Uncertainty and Hope

“I was following a path that felt like my path, and though I wasn’t sure where it would lead, I was ready to find out. So I was beaming with hope.”

Uncertainty is a constant companion on my Just Rolling with It journey. I receive glimpses along the way that Just Rolling with It works. Those glimpses give me the hope I need to keep going.

Fear and Doubt

“More than once, over my first cup of coffee in the morning, or while trying to fall asleep at night, I’d tell myself: Maybe I’m a fool? Maybe this whole damn shoe thing is a fool’s errand? Maybe, I thought. Maybe.”

Fear and doubt are two other traveling companions on the Just Rolling with It journey. I’m learning to use fear as a strength and not view it as a weakness. Hope helps overcome the doubt.

P.S. — So what’s this Just Rolling with It journey all about? You can learn more about the journey here.

(This post is also Day 27 of 30 Days of Writing to Refresh my Mind.)