To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Soren Kierkegaard
Do you dare take a chance? Are you playing it too safe in life or career?
This doesn’t mean investing all of your money into a new business or quitting your job to join the circus. It does mean thinking creatively, trying different things or at least leaving yourself open to the possibility that things will change.
You will change. Your interests, circumstances, and goals evolve over time. Do you dare to do things differently and step into your new self?
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle. – Thomas Adams
Passion is expensive. It takes your mental focus, your emotional energy, your physical stamina. Are you frittering yours away?
Are you expending precious energy worrying about small details of things that really don’t matter?
Or are you doing the opposite: numbing yourself down, doing everything halfway, going through life defeated and apathetic?
Take back your passion. And if you have it already, don’t waste it on trivial things.
When I hear this quote, I think of falling in love. You’re swept away. You’re losing control. This is bigger than you initially thought.
Can you fall head over heels in love with your business idea, job search target, or 2011 resolution?
Can you push yourself to think bigger and do more than you initially thought?
Can you lose yourself (and therefore lose some of your limiting assumptions)?