That was then. But there are days when we just want to snuggle in our routine, tiptoe around the opportunities, live our life in shades of grey.
Artist Ken Robert put it beautifully in his last post before becoming a full time artist:
“The thought of waking the giant that is your dream […] can leave you quaking in your boots. What if the giant smashes you? What if he eats you for lunch? And so you tiptoe. Just a little doodle here. Just a dab of paint right there. Nothing too big, nothing too loud, nothing that will grab attention.”
There’s no room for adventure, fear, excitement, and above all growth in our comfort zone. “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are” (Max De Pree, American businessman and writer).
And so, once in a while, we need to push our limits; do something scary, unexpected, bold, uncomfortable, colourful.
When is the last time you made a big splash in your life? When did you last do something different or courageous?
Perhaps it’s time to stretch those limits a little…