"At our core, with all our similarities, each of us is a completely unique creation. But going too far with our originality is risky, because on some level, we are herd animals. When we go too far from the pack, we begin to feel insecure. So we protect ourselves by limiting the power of our radical and endlessly surprising originality. We’re afraid of the extremes it might lead us to.
Our gifts won’t come out until they sense they will be honored. And when we honor our gifts, we begin to see the scary, magnificent path to the things that matter most."
- Ken Page
Our minds work hard to avoid the pain that is necessary for our growth. Don't forget that the good you’ve gained was sometimes painfully won. Remembering that you have emerged wiser and stronger from your struggles means that you are secure in your ability to survive.
Inspired by this powerful JK Rowling speech.
You need to be able to sacrifice who you are for what you will become.
Belief is confidence emerging from the anticipation of success.
The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning, you didn't even think to ask. A line from a great travel documentary "180 degrees South".
This documentary "Touching the Void" (also on netflix) tells an incredible survival story that is definitely worth watching. Joe Simpson escaped certain death on his attempt to climb Siula Grande (6,344m) in the Peruvian Andes. Alone with a broken leg, 100 feet inside of a crevasse, he had no chance of climbing up. He had to decide whether to give up and wait for his death or climb down the crevasse into the dark unknown. Venturing into what seemed to be a dead end was a decision that wound up saving his life. Sometimes the path we need to take is disguised as a treacherous road to know where.
If you look back in history, taking a plunge or facing danger is usually associated with freedom and strength. It seems like in the present, it's almost always associated with fear and pain.
When you travel you realize that people are wrong about other countries. This is Africa.
If there is an official LiveUnbound sculpture, then this is it!
The limitations of what we can and can’t do were created by us and will be broken by us. Breaking boundaries or going against existing beliefs often seems unrealistic and even foolish. But since they are inaccurate to begin with, it's okay to be "foolish". Do it not only for your own personal freedom, but also to spark the imagination of those trapped in the illusion of inability.
When was the last time you woke up and felt like today was going to be the best day of your life? Let go of the tired notion that the best is yet to come. Today is a new day with unlimited opportunities.
What if your commute to work looked like this?
If you're interested in how the picture above was captured then watch this video. This is just another day in the office for photographer Clark Little. He is a perfect example of how you turn your passion into a successful career.