...the doing, you know, to try to experience, to engage, to endeavor, rather than to watch and to wonder, that's where the real meat of life is to be found, the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.He goes on to say:
...real inspiration and growth only comes from adversity and from challenge, from stepping away from what's comfortable and familiar and stepping out into the unknown. In life, we all have tempests to ride and poles to walk to, and I think metaphorically speaking, at least, we could all benefit from getting outside the house a little more often, if only we could sum up the courage.I think about adventures that I'm looking forward to in the coming future. I'm looking forward to my multi-month bicycle adventure. I'm looking forward to defining a new direction in my career, whatever that might mean. I can keep thinking about these things. Turning them inside out. Continually reexamining and reanalyzing them from different angles. But, it's time I "get outside the house" a little more. It's time I step away from what is comfortable and step into the unknown. It's time I step outside of my cerebral confines and start exploring the world around me.This is where the real meat of life is to be found. And only by doing these things will I be able to explore myself. Explore my existence in this world. And, then, eventually, continue to grow by setting goals for new explorations.