A motto of mine for quite some time has been, “The most meaningful things in my life are found outside of my comfort zone.” But times change and people change.
While I say this to myself and even believe this in my heart, I sometimes find myself falling back into my comfort zone. While many may say that I have a rather large comfort zone, being there still stunts my growth. And if I know anything, it is that if we are not growing, we’re dying. Plato could tell you that.
But, nevertheless, I find myself setting up my life to be comfortable. And when I catch myself doing this, which I hope to do as often as I can, I immediately pull myself back out and push myself to the next level.
The last thing that I want is to look back at my life and say, “I could have done something great. But instead, I decided to be comfortable.” This seems to push me in the right direction whenever I need it.
I want to share a poem that I found on the internet. Apparently, nobody knows who wrote it but it is pretty awesome. I hope you find inspiration through it.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your ideas, your dreams,
before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To believe is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the
greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The people who risk nothing, do nothing,
have nothing, are nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change,
grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes they are slaves;
they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
Live life with risk. Get out of your comfort zone.
Until next time,
Live Today With Passion
And if you like quotes, check out my inspirational quotes page when you get a chance. I put a bunch of really cool quotes on there that I think you may find useful.