Quote of the Week #63

Do you consider yourself an adventurer? Do you enjoy trying new things and pushing the limits of what you can do? Or is everyday filled with the same things?

I had a conversation recently with a friend about letting her kids try a treetop adventure course. She is nervous the kids will be too scared and admits being scared herself–and in order for the youngest to participate, she must go too. I was trying to convince her of the importance of allowing the kids (and herself!) to have challenges that take them outside of their comfort zones. I think this is so incredibly important and that doing so provides intangible rewards that will stay with the kids for their lifetimes. It is my opinion that kids who are scared of trying new things grow up to be fearful adults who sadly, lack a sense of adventure that will make their lives meaningful.

What do you think? When was the last time you did something outside of your comfort zone?

Here is a powerful quote I came across recently– love, love, love it!

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“I learned early that the richness of life is found in adventure. Adventure calls on all the faculties of mind and spirit. It develops self-reliance and independence. Life then teems with excitement. But man is not ready for adventure unless he is rid of fear. For fear confines him and limits his scope. He stays tethered by strings of doubt and indecision and has only a narrow world to explore.”

 — William Douglas

What are your thoughts?

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2 Comments

  1. Joe May 17, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    I really like your quote…I don’t think I have ever regretted an adventure out of my comfort zone. Maybe that means I am inhibited after all

    • Sharon Mammoser May 18, 2016 at 9:26 am #

      Yes, it is a great quote. I can’t say that I have ever regretted an adventure outside of my comfort zone either. They really do make for the most memorable experiences. I wish more people “got” that…. thanks for commenting!