President’s Corner

James Kielar


You can do anything you put your mind to! While the possibility of failure may be reason enough to not try something new, keep in mind this quote by John F. Kennedy: “those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” While many quotes are overused and cliché, this particular quote could not be more correct. When you put yourself out there and lay everything on the line, great things can happen.

Learning is an interesting thing. We can learn from textbooks and lectures, but we also learn from mistakes. Additionally, we learn when we are in uncomfortable positions. But most importantly, we learn from experience. The only way to truly learn and grow is to put enough faith in yourself to take the first step: to try. If you don’t try something because you are intimidated by failure, you will never grow.

I will leave you with this: if your goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. Good luck learning, growing, and experiencing. Also, good luck making mistakes, for it comes with the territory.

James Kielar
USGA President