Throughout time there have been those who stayed home to farm and those who left home to conquer.
Those who went out into the world with a drive to explore. And those who, for whatever reason, held themselves back from true adventure.
Life is not for those who hold themselves back. To reach your grave safely, never having dared to do a great deed is no accomplishment. To go from birth to death without truly exploring the limits of your own constitution, your own character, and your own capacity is not a feat, but rather a travesty.
Yet, so few people accomplish what they desire. So few people travel the world. So few people actually tell the person they love how they truly feel. So few people dare to start a business or write a book.
Everyone says that they want to get out and explore. But their minds are all filled with phrases like “I wish I could do that” or “Wouldn’t it be nice if…”
Thoughts like that are cancer to your life. If you think something in that vein, you should turn 180º and think in the opposite direction.
You are either growing or dying.
You are either exploring or cowering.
You are either making waves or being knocked over by them.
The truth is, most people don’t do the things they want too in life because they never make up their mind to do them. They never focus on what steps need to be taken in order to get to where they want to go. They never choose to boldly go where no man has gone before, they flounder and indefinitely put off their dreams.
Instead of testing their own limits, they stick to the well trodden and mediocre paths of their forefathers and waste away like motes of dust drifting in a summer breeze.
That is a recipe for nothing other than failure. When you do what everyone else does, you get what everyone else gets.
Your life is going to be over sooner than you know it. Whether you randomly are killed by a freak accident or you are met with an early grave because you just gave up. You will be around for a while, but I bet that time will be shorter than you think.
So stop making excuses.
Stop doubting yourself.
You have no idea what you can accomplish if you quit wasting your own time on fickle momentary “needs” and truly worked on yourself. You are the master of your fate. You are the captain of your soul. You hold the power.
Like Hellen Keller said,
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
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