Some might accuse me of projecting my thoughts and feelings onto a poor little turtle, since obviously, turtles can’t think. Turtles just do, they stick their necks out and they come out of their shell. There is no measuring of the risk involved, or checking in to see if they are in the mood to come out of their shell on any particular day.
One thing’s for sure: If the turtle wants to get anywhere in life, she has to come out of her shell. So do I.
(v. pro·ject (pr -j kt ) pro·ject·ed, pro·ject·ing, pro·jects v. tr.
- To thrust outward or forward: project one's jaw in defiance.
- To throw forward; hurl: project an arrow.
- To send out into space; cast: project a light beam.
- To cause (an image) to appear on a surface: projected the slide onto a screen.
- Mathematics. To produce (a projection).
- To direct (one's voice) so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
- Psychology. To externalize and attribute (an emotion or motive, for example) unconsciously to someone or something else in order to avoid anxiety.
- To convey an impression of to an audience or to others: a posture that projects defeat.
- To form a plan or intention for: project a new business enterprise.
- To calculate, estimate, or predict (something in the future), based on present data or trends: projecting next year's expenses.