Someone more famous than me supposedly said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
I couldn't agree more ... to me, life is all about the adventure. New sights, sounds, smells and tastes ... I want to overwhelm my senses. I love to travel. I love to experience new things. I believe that the unexamined life is not worth living. Our challenges define us, stretch us and compel us to do more ... to be more.
"Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white." – Mark Jenkins
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." — Ambrose Redmoon
"Don't die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be." — Steve Pavlina