A ship in harbor is safe, but thats not what ships are built for

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This quote just hits you right in the face. It is direct and truly inspiring of how not to settle for our comfort zones.

“A ship in harbor is safe, but thats not what ships are built for”

John A. Shedd

Read it once, read it twice. The message is great and makes you think. Your potential is unlimited so stop yourself from ruin and start achieving things you are destined for. 

Do things that make you uncomfortable and be willing to get your hands dirty. Choose and STEP OUT of your Comfort Zone.

Life brings many challenges, is hard. We often settle for what is within reach. Often we pick easy goals or hard on our selves feeling we cant go for bigger goals. 

Deep inside we know that there is a lot more we can do. We may just need in some way. Whats is interesting is that, once you decide – the way appears. You start to meet people & things happen.

So make the decision & go for it!

The first step is always the hardest step.

But if you have it in you to eke out the courage and proceed forward. Success will follow. will come from many directions. 


A stanza from Rumi –

You were born with potential.

You were born with goodness and trust.

You were born with ideals and dreams.

You were born with greatness.

You were born with wings.

You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.

You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly.

Be inspired and kickstart your engine!

Rumi Quotes

We often stop and take the easy way out, stay in our comfort zone. When facing with choices or at crossroads of whether to go for something more, what a fine reminder.

We know deeply that we are capable of so much more.

We need to trust ourselves and that a power bigger than ourselves is inspiring us to do more.

Trust that as in Rumi’s quote As you start to walk on the way, The way appears, If we can find the courage and start there will be many that will come along to you, show us the way and be part of our journey. Doors are there, we just need to make the decision and go for it.

We have the power and choice.

Are you ready & open to Sail?

Below video on Ted, talks about How to make stress your friend! How to our thinking on how we view stress it can have affect on our life expectancy. Also if related to the theme here on choosing or making decision between stressful job and non stressful:

“Chasing meaning is better for your health than avoiding discomfort
Go after what creates meaning in your life and trust yourself to handle the stress that follows”



I encourage you to not only read this quote but also to and write does it mean to you, what and how you will apply it.  Encourage kids to write about what this quote means to them & how they will apply it to their lives.

If you are a leader or manager, inspire, motivate and share the quote with others. 

Consider Breathing meditation as a way to down and on the message.

Check out: Top 50 positive encouraging-Quotes

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