I woke up with a ‘Grantism’ knocking around in my head about the lethargy of feeling comfortable in your comfort zone, and the need to actually be the *least* comfortable there. While doing my normal plagiarism check, I found a blog article that summed it up so much better than my 10 words of ‘wisdom’. Read on and enjoy this excerpt, that sums up my waking thoughts: “Growth and Success is often uncomfortable, and full of unknowns. In order to grow and become successful we have to be willing to step out of our comfort zone. We must be willing to start new relationships, establish new contacts, learn new skills, create new experience and expose our vulnerabilities. What you want will be achieved by stepping bravely in to unchartered waters. You will get closer to your goals step by step by exposing yourself to environments that will test you physically and mentally. You will gain courage, strength, empowerment and feelings of happiness from overcoming the challenges and obstacles you face outside of your comfort zone. You can either be uncomfortable in your comfort zone dealing with the desire to be more, wanting more and regretting never trying or giving your best. Or you can be uncomfortable as you grow, learn, gain experiences, live life and overcome challenges as you work your way to success and happiness. You may be scared, you may be unsure, you may feel unprepared. GO FOR IT ANYWAY !!” ~ lukemotivates.blogspot.com July 2014
"Be strong. Be bold. Be brave. Be Special."Grant
"Prefer to push now with exercise, than be pushed in a wheelchair later."Grant
"Those who do not appreciate what they have will always be disappointed with more."Grant
"THE SEA is large. The sea hold on a leg of land in the Chesapeake hugs an early sunset and a last morning star over the oyster beds and the late clam boats of lonely men. Five white houses on a half-mile strip of land … five white dice rolled from a tube. Not so long ago … the sea was large… And to-day the sea has lost nothing … it keeps all. I am a loon about the sea. I make so many sea songs, I cry so many sea cries, I forget so many sea songs and sea cries. I am a loon about the sea. So are five men I had a fish fry with once in a tar-paper shack trembling in a sand storm. The sea knows more about them than they know themselves. They know only how the sea hugs and will not let go. The sea is large. The sea must know more than any of us."Carl Sandburg
"Expect little, appreciate all."Grant
"Listen to, and learn from, your enemies… for they will accuse you of being exactly the opposite of what you are."Grant
"Better your head in the clouds than sand."Grant
"Find people that have your back, not hold you back."Grant
"Always be reaching. Out. High. Up. Inside. And with a helping hand."Grant
"Adventure awaits those with pith and paddle."Grant
"It is not enough just to turn up, you must turn it up too."Grant
"If you do not know your limits it is easier to exceed them."Grant
"We can only live our lives to the fullest when we have experienced less."Grant
"Every excuse can be overcome with ignorance."Grant
"The imperfect human is the perfection of humanity."Grant
"It is the how we appreciate the gifts we do not receive that demonstrates our appreciation."Grant
"I don't revel in gratitude because I have everything. I revel in everything because I have gratitude."Grant
"Time moves faster as the body moves slower."
"Happiness isn't about celebrating the great stuff, it's about enjoying the good things amongst the bad stuff."
"Live each day for sunsets, smiles and simple pleasures."