Living intentionally is something that a lot of people attempt to do, but they sometimes get so caught up in the details and the world around them that they get lost somewhere along the way. I believe we all get lost time to time. But if we really want to live intentionally, we have to figure out how to live a life that is not detached from adventure and with adventure, we risk going off on the wrong trails. That’s OK. We have to keep pushing forward, never looking back, finding new passions along the way.
These are the quotes that have helped me move forward, encouraging me to seek excitement without fear of getting lost.
Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
—T. S. Eliot
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.
—The Wizard of Oz
If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.
If you’re not excited about it, it’s not the right path for you.
Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story.
Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead.
—1 Peter 1:6
Live your life on purpose.
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.
Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
And suddenly you just know… it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all, become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.
Although difficult, change is always possible. What hold us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions.
Go, because you want to. Because wanting to leave is enough.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Note to self: None of us are getting of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.