Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
-- David Starr Jordan



Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Life fully lived

If you never attempt anything, you will never make any mistakes. But you will also never enjoy the fruits of accomplishment.

If you never venture out into life, you will never have the pain of disappointment. Yet you will eventually know the even greater pain of regret for never having followed your best possibilities.

If you never go beyond what is comfortable and familiar, you won’t run into any unpleasant surprises. You also will never make any exciting new discoveries.

It can seem enticing to stay securely protected within the walls of your comfort zone. After a short while, though, it becomes very empty.

Think for a moment how truly blessed you are that life is yours to be lived. Then make the most of each opportunity to fully live it.

Immerse yourself in the challenges and the triumphs, the disappointments and the joys, the uncertainty and the wonder of a life fully lived. And you’ll find real treasure in every moment.

— Ralph Marston


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