Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Where Life Begins

Inspirational Quotes 2

Today was my first day back at school, and in acting class my teacher shared this quote with us. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." This got me thinking, of course. What's really important to note is that for so much of our lives, we live in our "safe zones." We go through a daily routine we understand and are confident in. Most of the time, people don't take risks because it's...well a risk. But in order to grow and learn and truly live, we must make mistakes and jump off that ledge we've been standing on. Once we do, what happens next....who knows, but that's the fun of it. Once these things start happening and experiences come and go, you cannot regret anything. In my opinion, when you regret you learn nothing. By taking each experience and appreciating the good and the not so good, you are able to make changes, grow, and learn from the things that happen in your life. My 20 before 20 is hopefully a good example of taking risks and doing things that aren't so comfortable for me. Personally, it means texting or calling someone for plans instead of waiting for things to happen. It's letting things sit where they are even though the impulse is to change them and try to "make things better." It's letting the quiet be quiet and the loud be loud and really sinking into it in order to make progress...things will happen on their own.

Here's a song you've probably heard before, but not like this. I think it applies to what I'm talking about...listen and let it affect you the way it will. It's about living on edge...I think.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how lessons you learn in school, often have also surfaced during pre-camp staff training. And isn't that what we tell the kids during their summer experience, how it is all about the experience and taking risks and stepping out of the comfort zone?! Connections, connections, connections!